Monday, November 27, 2017

This month at Canada's History

At Canada's History this month, it's trains, Métis matriarchs, the city beautiful movement in Canada, and an excerpt from Ken Cuthbertson's new Halifax explosion book, plus the annual book and gift guide. 

My own column argues Canada150 did a good thing: injected a historical debate we needed to have into what started out as a pretty bland commemoration.

Meanwhile , the annual survey of the 100 best books of 2017 at the Globe and Mail this weekend included pretty much zero history. That bad a year, or just the fiction bigots on the book pages failing to take notice?

A bit of both, perhaps, but I would have thought Peter Russell's Canada's Odyssey deserved some attention. What else got missed?  I think we will have to try our own yearend round up soon, and your suggestions would be welcome.

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