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Moses in Canada
Throughout the 1850s, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman planned her operations from a base in Upper Canada. by Nancy Payne
Canada’s first war movie was supposed to energize the domestic film industry. Instead, it turned into an epic flop. by Kevin Plummer
The Thistle and the Cross
The obituary of a Scottish nun in New France opens a path that leads back to King Henry VIII and Mary, Queen of Scots. by Mairi Cowan
Cold War Computing
Royal Canadian Navy officer James Louis Belyea conceived the world’s first wireless computer network in a top-secret naval project. by Zbigniew Stachniak
On the Cover
In a photographic recreation, a model playing Harriet Tubman leads a group of freedom seekers in their escape from slavery to Canada. The photograph was created in 2020 by a group of San Diego artists as a tribute to Tubman and to honour Black History Month.
Cover photographers: Christyl O’Flaherty, Tchanavia Lastie, and Aaron Searcy.
Crew: Reneaja Norris / MJ Jung as Harriet, Dominique Frazier, Andrew Wilson, Latara Hamilton, Othniel Falaise, Tanzania Brown, Bella Boyd Jamila Brasil, Rosie Jay, Leslee Gorham, Akpovwa Omonefe Clinton.
Wardrobe specialists: Ann Moreman and Emily Stagedragon.
Studio: Provided by Courtney Henderson of Hendo Studios. Outdoor scenes: Solana Beach Trail, Solana Beach, CA.
Flight to freedom.
Delightful diversity. Revved up. Model mistake. POW pin.
Breaking the glass ceiling at the Hudson’s Bay Company. Youthful inspiration leads to transportation innovation. “The Babe” takes B.C. by storm. Vimy Ridge goes digital. From the archive: Frozen forays in the Far North. Creating Canadian citizenship. Remembering René Durocher.
A ram’s head snuff mull belonged to Hudson’s Bay Company governor Sir George Simpson.
Open book: Excerpt from Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory. Reviews: Challenging language. Force of character. More books: hearsay evidence, pub tour, seaside baptism, resisting developers, infamous jail. Read them all
Kayak magazine comics are transformed into an innovative new animated history web series for kids.
A British Army bandmaster brought his family from Nepal to a Saskatchewan homestead.