August-September 2023

See what’s available in the August-September 2023 issue of Canada’s History.

Posted July 13, 2023

August-September 2023



Adopting the alias Pearl Hart, Lillie Davy escaped poverty with determination and a six-shooter. by John Boessenecker

No Retreat, No Surrender

Seventy years after the Korean War armistice, Canadian veterans remember the conflict. by David Pugliese Listen to our podcast

Pulp Secrets Exposed!

Spies, detectives, and adventurers filled the pages of Quebec’s dime novels. by Jean-Louis Trudel

The Great Race

A Toronto track owner took a gamble to land the most spectacular horse race of the twentieth century. by Bob Carson

On the cover

A colourized photograph shows Lillie Davy, a.k.a. Pearl Hart, posing with two six-shooters and a Winchester rifle after being arrested for stagecoach robbery in 1899. / Hanover Square Press


Editor’s Note

The real Wild West.

The Packet

Tough choices. Another explanation? Memorable match. Ties that bind.


Refus Global. Sailing with “Steamboat Bill.” A life of toil. Emancipation Day. Cool and calculated. The secret history of camping. Making history in Atlantic Canada. Quebec singing sensation Alys Robi.

Trading Post

A hat from northern Quebec is an example of the region’s Inuit grass-weaving tradition.


Can statistics increase the probability of success for family history researchers?


Historical streetcars tour Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood and cross the High Level Bridge. At the museums: children’s television, female Impressionists


Close Read: In the footsteps of Sophia. Reviews: Behind open doors. Barons pressed. More books: Folk artist, family ties, refugee experience, Klondike gold, impactful days. Read them all

Annual Report

Celebrating the successes of 2022–23. Plus our annual honour roll of donors.


The King and Queen ride past an immigrant’s house in Regina.

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