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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
Check out more of the work from the GraphicHistoryCollective.com.
Did the Fathers of Confederation bungle the creation of Canada? Maybe they were smarter than you think.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, was the end of an era. Canada’s History spoke recently to historians about the Queen’s immense legacy — and the Crown’s uncertain future in Canada.
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.
Contrary to its clean, law-abiding image, the Canadian West had its fair share of colourful criminals.