My name is Mason Godden and I am an M.A. student in the Canadian & Indigenous Studies program at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. My thesis explores mobilizations around key Ontario strikes involving women, or women as allies from 1965-1979. By looking at feminist labour support work, this study will contribute to an understanding of labour-community mobilizations, for example how women and men organized the families of strikers and the broader community to provide essential moral and political aid to striking workers.
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AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES
Pierre Trudeau, Trudeaumania 50 years later
Patrice Dutil talks with Paul Litt (Carleton University) about his book “Trudeaumania” (UBC Press) on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Pierre E. Trudeau’s first day as Prime Minister, 20 April 1968. This podcast was produced by Hugh Bakhurst and Pernia Jamshed in the Allan Slaight Radio Institute at Ryerson University.
Recently at Borealia, Michael J. Davis wrote about how one family with roots in New France, as well as imperial politics, shaped the early history of New Orleans--this year celebrating its tercentennial. Here’s a taste of the essay:
Recent trending news in Canadian media surrounding the not guilty verdict (& specifically the means by which it was reached) in the Gerald Stanley second-degree murder trial occasioned by the shooting death of a young Indigenous man Colton Boushie stimulated the creation of the above titled essay.