Friday, January 08, 2021

History of the Macdonald anniversary

Monday, January 11, marks the 206th birthday of John A. Macdonald. It's not the event it was a few years ago, that's for sure. The National Post is marking it with a series of essays, mostly on the themes, it seems, of, well, he was not as bad as people are saying, and presentism is dangerous. 

An impressive roster of historians has contributed already: Pierre Anctil, Frédéric Bastien, Patrice Dutil, Barbara Messamore, J.R. Miller, Donald B. Smith. I have not read far in them, but you may find them worth grappling with.


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