Category Archives: Canadian history

March 10th Public Lecture: “A Brief History of Canadian Utopias: Is There a Canadian Utopian Tradition?”

A reminder to our readers that you are all invited to the inaugural lecture in the Mississauga Library System’s ‘History Minds’ series, co-hosted with ActiveHistory.ca. The first talk will be on Thursday, March 10th at 7:30PM in Classroom 3 at the Mississauga Central Library (see below the cut for directions).

New Book Review: Gord Barnes on Ken Leyton-Brown’s The Practice of Execution in Canada

Today, our sixth book review by somebody from outside of academia of a book written by a professional historian. Amnesty International volunteer, activist and fieldworker Gord Barnes, from Regina, SK, reviews Ken Leyton-Brown’s The Practice of Execution in Canada.

Canadian petition to save the Historical Archives of Hungarian State Security

Please sign the petition to save the Historical Archives of Hungarian State Security.

Buy Domestic, Buy Local, Buy Union? Historical Lessons for Today’s Consumer Activists

A look at some of the problems with current consumer activist campaigns and some lessons we can learn from the past.

Ecological Indigenization: Buffalo-Clad Imperialists at the 49th Parallel

Scrub oak speaks: It speaks Sioux. It speaks Anishinaabe. English now. Maybe – since Trudeau – it even learned some French. If you listen carefully, beneath the roar of stories about colonialism, it will whisper we were here, we were here.

Announcing the Mississauga Library System Speakers’ Series

In this post, we announce an upcoming speakers’ series in March, April, and May 2011 at the Mississauga Library System.

Digital Accessibility of Canadian History

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An exploration of digital Canadian history resources, with a focus on local and national museums and archives.

Slavery Affects 27 Million Lives Today: Legal Abolition vs. Effective Emancipation

An analysis of slavery past and present from the Alliance Against Modern Slavery.

WikiLeaks and the End of History?

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An analysis of WikiLeaks, access to information, and the public’s right to know.

Active History on the Grand: Rural Raids and Divided Loyalties – Southwestern Ontario and the War of 1812

Rural Raids and Divided Loyalties – Southwestern Ontario and the War of 1812 is a new documentary in the works that examines little known stories of the American raids on Southwestern Ontario.