Atlantic Canadian History: The Social, Economic and Political History of the Maritimes and Newfoundland

This collection explores key moments from nearly three centuries of Atlantic Canadian history with a focus on the events that had the greatest impact on the daily lives of the residents of Atlantic Canada, from the arrival of the first Black Loyalists in New Brunswick to the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.

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Halifax Relief

From Citizen’s Committee to Government Commission (1917-1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 1 Discusses the immediate aftermath of the explosion of the Mont Blanc in Halifax harbour. The chapter describes how, within hours of the catastrophe, local government and business … 29 $2.90 Add
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The First Year

-1918

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 2 discusses the actions of the Halifax Relief Commission in the first year after the explosion. 28 $2.80 Add
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Prohibition

Extreme Measures

From: Bottoms Up

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Chapter 6 explores the period of prohibition in Newfoundland and Labrador that lasted from 1917-1924 including the factors that led to prohibition and it’s eventual elimination. 19 $1.90 Add
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Thomas Peters

A Passion for Justice

From: Black Loyalists in New Brunswick

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This chapter begins the story of Thomas Peters, a black loyalist who, upon arriving in New Brunswick worked tirelessly to advocate for the rights of other black loyalists in the colony. 7 $0.70 Add
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Thomas Peters

A New Promised Land

From: Black Loyalists in New Brunswick

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This chapter continues the story of Thomas Peters, as he travelled to London to petition the British Government directly on the behalf of his fellow loyalists. 8 $0.80 Add
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Shanawdithit

From: The Beothuk

This chapter describes the life of the last known Beothuk individual, a woman named Shanawdithit. 6 $0.60 Add