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A Cultural History of Canada

Oct 31, 2020

In which we halt our narrative to talk about werewolves, ghost ships, and...flying canoes?! You can find images and brief overviews of the monsters right here.


Major Sources:

  • Beaugrand, Honoré. 'Fantastic Tales,' La Bibliothèque électronique du Quebec (The English Collection), Volume 11.
  • Jolicoeur. Catherine. '

Oct 18, 2020

In which we begin an overview discussion about health and medicine in Canada from the First Nations to New France. Let's look at a pre-germ theory world with the help of Indigenous legends and some lame poetry!  


Major sources:  

  • Arnason, T., R. J. Hebda, and T. Johns. "Use of plants for food and medicine by Native...

Oct 4, 2020

In which we discuss the British investigation into the causes for the Rebellions... before they actually ended... and the controversial report by Lord Durham that resulted from it!

NOTE: Patrick refers to the report as "unofficial". It was considered official by the British and, for all intents and purposes, is....