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A Hall of Halls

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A Hall of Halls

Apostles of Empire: The Jesuits and New France is self-consciously a work of revision, by which the Jesuit missionaries are rescued from the conflicting pieties of past historians. Bronwen McShea invites her readers to reconsider the Jesuit missions at the foundations of Canadian history.

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The Myth Behind “Rhodes Must Fall”

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The Myth Behind “Rhodes Must Fall”

By Marie Kawthar Daouda

NELSON MANDELA himself urged against cancelling memorials to Imperialist figures. Besides, it is condescending and very white-centered to think that Africa’s problematic past only revolves around European imperialism.

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Keep the 'British' in British Columbia

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Keep the 'British' in British Columbia

By C.P. Champion THE HAIDA at the height of their power were the terror of the West Coast, seizing booty of all kinds in seaborne raids: goods, captive labour, trophy-women and -children—and bearing aloft severed heads and limbs. Their own oral history records disturbingly recurrent scenes in which they “destroyed the people, burned their town completely” and “took them also for slaves.” But in 1862 the Haida were nearly wiped out by smallpox, which arrived by ship with gold diggers from San Francisco. Few would be so churlish as to judge the Haida of today on the basis of their marauding...

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Not Guilty: Sir John A. Macdonald & the Genocide Fetish

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Not Guilty: Sir John A. Macdonald & the Genocide Fetish

Genocide? Quite the contrary. Patrice Dutil explains why Sir John A. Macdonald is NOT GUILTY.

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Judging Without the Law

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Judging Without the Law

Our politicians have given judges much power on the assumption that there was something called the law; that law would be supreme. Not judges. But in Backhouse’s biography and L’Heureux-Dubé’s judgments there is no concept of law.

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