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- ItemHistory for High Schoolers: The Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives(Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs, 2007) Slumkoski, CoreyThis paper examines the development of the Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives. It looks at issues surrounding digital imaging standards, transcription and markup of text, and how electronic resources such as ACVA can be used in classroom instruction.
- ItemHistory on the Internet: The Atlantic Canada Portal(Acadiensis, 2008-04) Conrad, Margaret; Charlong, Lisa; Slumkoski, CoreyDespite considerable concern about the usefulness of history on the Internet, a number of Web sites demonstrate the Internet's potential for historians. Among Canadian Web sites of note are the 'Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History' and the 'Atlantic Canada Portal.' The former presents a number of historical "cold cases" and provides the material necessary to explore them. The latter site, launched in 2004, serves as an access point to information on Canada's Atlantic region. It includes a digital library of primary and secondary sources. The article discusses the portal's usefulness, its limitations, and the pressing issue of funding, which affects the 'Atlantic Canada Portal' and many other online sites.
- ItemLet Them Eat Beef: The Prince Edward Island- Newfoundland Beef-Cattle Trade, 1942-1946(Acadiensis, 2006) Slumkoski, CoreyThis paper highlights the difficulties faced by small provinces in the Canadian federation by examining the efforts of Premier Walter Jones of Prince Edward Island to develop his province's live beef-cattle trade with Newfoundland during the 1940s. Although Prince Edward Island was well placed to meet the escalating demand for beef in Newfoundland during the Second World War, the lack of shipping capacity proved to be a major problem. Even when subsidized shipping was secured, it ignored pre-existing, inter-island trade relationships and, as a result, central Canadian shipping interests benefited as much from Ottawa's decisions as did Prince Edward Island cattle producers.
- ItemMénilmontant to Montplaisir: A Study of Michel Chevalier and Saint-Simonism(Mount Saint Vincent University, 2014-04-03) Ménard, Elton; Benzaquen, AdrianaExcerpt From Introduction: "That the capitalist system functions badly is not a new phenomenon. In 1867, Karl Marx wrote in the Preface to the first German edition of Capital that “Perseus wore a magic cap that the monsters he hunted down might not see him. We draw the magic cap down over our eyes and ears as a make-believe that there are no monsters.” Michel Chevalier (1806-1879) made a career out of hunting down monsters. Both authors no doubt disagreed on who and what these were, however.3 This thesis is a study of Chevalier the Saint-Simonian, and the ideology born from the works of Saint-Simon (1760-1825) known as Saint-Simonism. Understood within the context of mounting criticism concerning the ideas and real consequences inherent to industrial systems of production, a general theme exists throughout the paper, and this is the idea that the capitalist system functions badly, that industry is disorganised. Discussion of Saint-Simonism gravitates around this notion, with a particular emphasis on the treatment of capital and social welfare as understood in the works of Chevalier. So two threads run through this thesis. The first and most obvious is the discussion of his thoughts. The second, very much interwoven with the former, is the interrogation of his involvement with the Saint-Simonian movement. The point is to consider him as part of a social intellectual network that existed in the nineteenth century. The focus of this paper spans from 1806 to 1879 and is purposefully kept broad to match his perspective. I hope that this approach is useful to gain an appreciation of the various concepts born out of the long nineteenth century that influenced his thoughts on European society and the globe, before attempting more in depth analyses of specific periods of Chevalier's career; and to advance an alternate view regarding the length and breadth of Saint-Simonism. My intention is to argue that Chevalier was a Saint-Simonian all his life; that it is problematic to confine his involvement with the Saint-Simonian movement (and thus its impact) to the dates 1825 to 1832; and that Saint-Simonism is more aptly characterised as an ideology spanning the lives of Saint-Simon and Chevalier the Saint-Simonian".
- ItemMoving Mountains: The No. 2 Construction Battalion and African Canadian Experience During the First World War(2012-05-07) Pittman, Danielle; Campbell, David
- ItemThe Power of Erotic Capital in the Courts of Charles II and Louis XIV(Mount Saint Vincent University, 2016) Ferguson, Abbey
- ItemShrines, Witches, and Explanations on Trial: The witchcraft cases of the Nae We shrine in Accra, Ghana(Mount Saint Vincent University, 2014) Martin, Flair; Roberts, Jonathan