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A cadre of historians, artists and activists champion social justice via comic books. In 2013, they published a free comic on Canada’s early labour movement. This one is called Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Canada 1880–1900.
Illustrated by Sam Bradd; written by Sean Carleton, Julia Smith & Robin Folvik
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In the Great War, the Canadian state found itself fighting two fronts. And the historical irony is striking: while thousands of working-class men and women were marched off to Europe, ostensibly to defend the rights and freedoms of democracy against tyranny, such highly prized ideals were routinely—and often severely—violated at home.
Presidents of the United States must be born on U.S. soil. So says the American Constitution. But evidence suggests that Chester Arthur, the twenty-first president, was born in a foreign land. Canada, perhaps? Shh, don’t tell the Americans.
James “Gunsmith” Jones’ gift was fit for royalty. His patrimony was not.
Extradition laws in the 19th-century confronted international and national pressures from all directions.