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Book review: Edible Histories, Cultural Politics is a collection of twenty-three essays that explore a wide variety of issues related to food history, extending well beyond the origins of foods or how they were prepared. A prevalent theme throughout this scholarly work is cultural exchanges of food — first between Aboriginals and Europeans, and later across cultural groups
Part history book and part guidebook, this short read is beautifully illustrated with archival and contemporary photos as well as detailed maps. The pages are filled with stories of men who served during the war, adding a personal touch to an overwhelming event.
Official commemoration without conflict is rare. Struggling over how best to know ourselves is not unique to the twenty-first century. Cecilia Morgan, a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, recounts in Commemorating Canada how Canadians have always grappled with making meaning of their shared and divisive history.
Book Review: Are Jewish students Catholics? Are they Protestants? Or what are they? For nearly 150 years, the “Jewish school question” troubled Quebec’s education system. How this was managed through social, legal, and political compromises, within a context of some intolerance and inequality, is the central theme of the fascinating book “Honorary Protestants.”