August-September 2019

See what’s available in the August-September 2019 issue of Canada’s History magazine.

Posted July 17, 2019
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August-September 2019



Risk-takers and thrill-seekers who made their marks on Canada. by Kaitlin Vitt

Disputed Harvest

For several centruies, Canada’s East Coast has been the focus of fisheries conflicts and negotiations. by Victor Rabinovitch

Forgotten Champion

Vancouver’s Percy Williams beat the odds when he sprinted to two gold medals. But his post-Olympics struggles led to a tragic end. by Kerry Banks

On the cover

Acrobat and tightrope walker Charles Blondin crosses the gorge below Niagara Falls in 1859.


Editor’s Note

Defying the odds.

The Packet

D-Day pilot honoured. Maple syrup memories. Machine gun mix-up.

Trading Post

A special game bag made from woven rawhide and smoked caribou hide.


Bearing witness to war. Making a splash. From the Archives: wild rice harvest. Labour Day by the numbers. Chinatown in focus. The legend of Nellie Cashman. Object of Interest: Kuukpak comb. Canada Summer Games turns fifty.


Exploring the colourful culture of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, islands by Atlantic Canada that are territories of France.


Open Book: Excerpt from Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson. Reviews: Seeing the forest. About face. Roots of resistance. More books: Fur wraps, flamboyant rants, morbid metropolis, anti-fascist fighter. Read them all

Annual Report

Celebrating the successes of 2018–19. Plus our annual honour roll of donors.


A family enjoys a day at Lake Muskoka, in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country.

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