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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 Dieppe Raid: Telling and Retelling

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The Dieppe Raid: Telling and Retelling

By Mike Bechthold Originally published in The Dorchester Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, Autumn-Winter 2018, pp. 38-41.   THE DIEPPE RAID of 19 August 1942 is the subject more discussion, research, writing, and controversy than almost any other event in Canadian military history. This is especially striking considering the short, disastrous nature of the event. Canadian historians, along with those in the UK, Germany, and US, have written dozens of books and articles examining the raid from multiple perspectives. Documentaries and film dramas abound. Planning, training, political dimensions, fighting on the beaches, the war in the air, the German view,...

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Professors Milligan & Peace: A Reply

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Professors Milligan & Peace: A Reply

By C. P. Champion   Dear Professors Milligan and Peace, Ian and Thomas (if I may), The Dorchester Review is indeed grateful for the notice you have taken of our participation in the Open Letter organized by Professor Dummitt in response to the CHA’s overreach in its ex cathedra definition of “genocide” as an infallible doctrine of Canadian History. Few causes could be more worthy of support, in our view, than resisting this evidence of a peculiar tendency to attempt to impose ideological conformity upon our profession as if the CHA Council were equivalent to the College of Cardinals at Vatican Council I. It should be...

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Historians Rally vs. "Genocide" Myth

Historians Rally vs. "Genocide" Myth

We write to express our grave disappointment with the Canadian Historical Association’s “Canada Day Statement” claiming that it is “abundantly clear” treatment of Indigenous peoples was genocidal. We demand the Council retract i and commit to its real mission of upholding viewpoint diversity and open scholarly debate.

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The “Canada Is Back” Humbug

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The “Canada Is Back” Humbug

“Canada’s back.” It's what they all say, writes ADAM CHAPNICK. But Canada is not sufficiently critical to world politics to necessitate official announcements of its alleged coming and going.

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