Acadiensis Press

Acadiensis is devoted to the study of the history of the Atlantic region, and remains the essential source for reading and research in this area. One of Canada’s leading scholarly journals, we publish: Research Articles – present original research by scholars in regional studies, including history, geography, political science, folklore, literature, sociology, economics, and other […]

Making Up the State

The latest original chapters in women’s studies from Atlantic Canada. While male policy-makers often “made it up” as they went along, an impressive number of women reformers, citizens and activists pushed for new ways of doing things. Fifteen contributors show how women in this region helped “make up” the modern state.

Planter Links

They came into early Nova Scotia from many backgrounds, carrying the village culture, missionary ideals, political dreams, economic ambitions and ordinary hopes of the eighteenth century. Preachers and privateers, teachers and soliders, merchants and farmers , these men and women founded communities and planted seeds that have made a distinctive contribution to local and regional identities in the Maritime Provinces.

This latest volume in the Planters Studies Series features fourteen chapters by writers and scholars in the field, including Richard Lyman Bushman, Robert McLaughlin, Daniel Conlin, David Murray, Peter Haring Judd, David Jaffee, Philip Girard, Eldon Hay, Barry Cahill, Kenneth Paulsen, Nancy Vogan, Patrick Rogers, M.A. MacDonald and Julian Gwyn.

Myth and Milieu: Atlantic Literature and Culture 1918-1939

A lively look at the cultural history of the Maritimes and Newfoundland in the years between the two world wars. This is the world of Lucy Maud Montgomery and Thomas Raddall, E. J. Pratt and Helen Creighton, Margaret Duley and Frank Parker Day. In a wide-ranging review of regional culture, Myth & Milieu explores novels and poetry, painting and folklore, music and film, local dialect and political cartoons.

Studies in Maritime Literary History 1760-1930

From the early diarists and satirists to the women writers of the nineteenth century and the poetic Song Fishermen of the twentieth, Maritime writers have made distinctive responses to the social, political and geographical realities of their time. These essays reveal how the region’s writers have shaped and reflected the identity of the Maritimes.

Education of an Innocent

An informal personal history by one of the most respected and beloved regional historians of the Maritimes. Insights into schooling and society, family and church, the outdoors and the universities, all of which shaped his character and his work. Edited and introduced by former student Stephen Dutcher, and featuring a conversation with historian John G. Reid.

Calendar of Life in a Narrow Valley: Jacobina Campbell’s Diary, Taymouth, NB 1825-1843

Over the course of two decades, the ever-observant Jacobina Campbell coordinated the activities of a busy household and reported on the daily lives of family and neighbours. This remarkable woman’s diary introduces an early 19th-century community on the Nashwaak River where life and work were shaped by the seasonal rhythms of the farming-lumbering economy that came to characterize much of rural New Brunswick.

Making Adjustments

Insights into the geopolitical forces transforming the Atlantic world in the late 18th century, from economics and politics to religion, literature, music and material culture. Still available at a new low price, this is an excellent companion to our most recent title in the Planter Studies series, Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World.

Pursuing Equality

The story of the women’s suffrage movement and other struggles for social reform in Canada’s oldest province. A pioneering work, originally published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, now available again at a low price.

Land and Sea

An original exploration of the relationship between people and the environment in Atlantic Canada, from the native-settler interactions of the 17th century to the presentday challenges of resource depletion and economic renewal. Major themes focus on how people have explained and understood the natural world, what we have learned from experiments in conservation and management, and how we have responded to environmental crisis and change. This wide-ranging collection features contributors from all four provinces and beyond, and is edited and introduced by Claire Campbell and Robert Summerby-Murray of Dalhousie University. The final chapter is an eloquent survey of the region’s environmental history by the distinguished historical geographer Graeme Wynn, University of British Columbia.

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