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    History on the Internet: The Atlantic Canada Portal
    (Acadiensis, 2008-04) Conrad, Margaret; Charlong, Lisa; Slumkoski, Corey
    Despite 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.
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    History for High Schoolers: The Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives
    (Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs, 2007) Slumkoski, Corey
    This 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.
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    Let Them Eat Beef: The Prince Edward Island- Newfoundland Beef-Cattle Trade, 1942-1946
    (Acadiensis, 2006) Slumkoski, Corey
    This 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.