Friday, September 11, 2020

History of Miss Canadian History

Sometimes I fear Active History has drifted a bit from its mission  -  "a website that connects the work of historians with the wider public and the importance of the past to current events."  Some days it does look more like pieces by post-docs that only other post-docs could love (not that there isn't an audience for that). 

But then there's a piece like Donald Wright's recent multi-layered piece on the many meanings of the Centenary Series, and how it was promoted by a "Miss Canadian History" whose place in the story is much more complicated than you might think.

That's Professor Donald Creighton, Professor Gerald Craig, Professor W.L. Morton and ... well, you should read the article.

Photo Credit:  Norman James/Toronto Star, TPL Baldwin Collection, tspa_0055574f by way of Active History.


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