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Remembering, forgetting and reconstructing the Rebellions

When one talks of a collective trauma more often than not one is thinking about extreme events marked by violence and by the high number of victims.[1] The Holocaust, the Armenian and Rwandan genocides, events in Darfur and the battle … Continue reading

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Interpreting the Lower Canadian rebellions

The historiography of Lower Canada has been dominated by two contrasting visions for the future of French-speaking Quebec.[1] The first, which dominated historical writing for over a century after the rebellions was based on a conservative, Catholic nationalism strongly opposed … Continue reading

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