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@NigelBiggar And if you were the only country writing the history of English civilization that would be the case. But you are not and English acts can no longer be differentiated from those of Germany. True, the acts may be done in small concentrated acts, like enslaving Beothuks
@NigelBiggar Scalping bounties, some still in effect in #NovaScotia
@NigelBiggar To germ warfare with Smallpox blankets by Lord Amherst, the first governor general of Canada.
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1. With a twitter essay I wrote last year about confronting #JohnAMacdonald's controversial legacy with political cartoons from his OWN time making the rounds again, I wanted to offer a few new thoughts about "political correctness" + changing historical interpretation #cdnhist
2. I am currently reviewing a new book "Sketches from an Unquiet Country" for the Canadian Historical Review (CHR) that deals with political cartoons in #cdnhist: mqup.ca/sketches-from-…
3. I came across an interesting example of how one artist, John Wilson Bengough, offered "politically correct," or changing interpretations, on the War of 1885 - waged by Canada with Macdonald as prime minister - through political cartoons. This is in a chapter by Robyn Fowler.
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1 Here are some thoughts on @KentMonkman’s marvellous “Shame and Prejudice” exhibit in light of #cdnhist wars #johnamacdonald + #Canada150
2 I had the opportunity to check out the exhibit yesterday @Glenbow in #Calgary with my #MountRoyalUniversity colleagues
3 The exhibit launched in Jan in Toronto and is touring Canada for the next few years: goo.gl/GKe16a
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