Tag Archives: Confederation

History Slam Episode 123: Reconsidering Confederation

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/History-Slam-123.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In the lead up to Canada 150 last July, there was no shortage of projects looking at Canada’s political history. One of my favourites was the Confederation Debates project. With a massive team, the project organized, scanned, and digitized thousands of documents related to each province and territory’s entry into Confederation…. Read more »

Newfoundland’s 1948 Referendum: A People’s Victory?

Raymond B. Blake Referendums are blunt instrument to measure public sentiments. They take complex issues and reduce them to simple yes or no answers. They allow charismatic politicians to seize the public stage and rally voters for or against a particular public policy option through the greater use of fear, distorted realities, and appeals to emotion than is generally normal… Read more »

Podcast: We Get a Piece and We Get a Say: Approaching Confederation from the Perspective of the Métis Nation of the North-West

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Episode-15-Jean-Teillet.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Jean Teillet delivered her talk “We Get a Piece and We Get a Say: Approaching Confederation from the Perspective of the Métis Nation of the North-West.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History… Read more »

Podcast: Recolonizing Confederation: Indigenous Policy and the Making of Canada

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode-14-Brian-Gettler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Brian Gettler delivered his talk “Recolonizing Confederation: Indigenous Policy and the Making of Canada.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events…. Read more »

Podcast: Why We Shouldn’t Talk About Confederation in 2017

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode-13-Steve-Penfold.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Steve Penfold delivered his talk “Why We Shouldn’t Talk About Confederation in 2017.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events. This… Read more »

Podcast: The Broader Significance of the 1860s

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Heidi Bohaker and Paula Hastings  delivered their talk “The Broader Significance of the 1860s.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events…. Read more »

Podcast: Setting the Plains on Fire: How Indigenous Geo-Politics and the U.S.-Dakota War Shaped Canada’s Westward Expansion

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode-11-Michel-Hogue.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Michel Hogue delivered his talk “Setting the Plains on Fire: How Indigenous Geo-Politics and the U.S.-Dakota War Shaped Canada’s Westward Expansion.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto… Read more »

Podcast: Irish Nationalisms and Canadian Confederation

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode-09-David-Wilson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, David Wilson delivered his talk “Irish Nationalisms and Canadian Confederation.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events. This talk is part… Read more »

Podcast: British North America and International Law in the 1860s

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode-06-Brad-Miller.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s a special mid-week History Chat! On April 22, 2017, Brad Miller delivered his talk “British North America and International Law in the 1860s.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part… Read more »

Podcast – Uncomfortable Pews: British North America’s Religious Groups Ponder Confederation

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode-03-Mark-McGowan.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Mark McGowan delivered his talk “Uncomfortable Pews: British North America’s Religious Groups Ponder Confederation.” The talk was part of ‘The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events…. Read more »