Posts Tagged ‘Canadian history’

A celebration of oppression

Thanksgiving: the tale of the Plymouth Pilgrims, who sailed across the Atlantic in 1620 with the hopes of finding wealth, land, and religious freedom amongst the promising shores of the New World. The Pilgrims’ landing was a perilous one, and most passengers chose the endure their first New World winter from the safety of their…

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Cornwallis: A Monument to Mediocrity

It’s not surprising that there’s controversy over the Statue of Edward Cornwallis and his apparent legacy. What is surprising, is the shape this controversy has taken. The debate has become personal with the two main focuses being the scalping proclamation and Halifax’s history. As for the scalping, the concept of total war has been around…

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