Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This month at Canada's History

Canada's History this month has two covers.  That is, you might get one or, as they say down home, t'other.

The New France cover links to a long and thoughtful essay on the end of French power in North American -- not just fifteen minutes on the plains, it insists -- by Canadian Museum of History historian Peter MacLeod, veteran eighteenth-century guy.
Eighteenth-century France maintained a network of overseas colonies in a world where Britain was the paramount military power and where every French possession around the world was vulnerable to seaborne attack.

The squid-eats-ship cover is only available in Ontario and east, it says here -- though the issue that came to me in Toronto has the New France one.  The squid cover links to a story of encounters with giant squid off Newfoundland in the 1870s and of the first scientific description of one by Rev Moses Harvey of Saint John's.

Also: censorship in WW1, uranium in WW2, and British gents on the early prairies. My own column is on immigrants, sort of, but Czechs Vladimir Krajina and Jan Drabek in particular.

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