Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 24, 2021



‘Why Would a Girl Want to be Educated’: The History of Post-Secondary Home Economics Education in Nova Scotia, 1920-1980

Jennifer Brady and Lindsey MacCallum

The Unseeing State: Mi’kmaw Illegibility in Nova Scotia, 1876-1930

Grace McNutt

James Lorimer Ilsley: A Nova Scotia Liberal in National Politics

Barry Cahill

Research Notes

The Paper Remains of a Nova Scotia Family

Laurie Glenn Norris

Charles Samuels: Warrior, Messenger, Adventurer, Maroon

John N. Grant

Colonial Office Records 217, vol. 74: ‘An Account of Maroon Property Embarked with them from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone’(1800): A Document Analysis

John N. Grant


The Illsleys

Heather Long CG(C)

Book Reviews

Margaret Conrad (2020). At the Ocean’s Edge: A History of Nova Scotia to Confederation. University of Toronto.
Robert Nicholas Berard

T. Joseph Scanlan (2020). Catastrophe: Stories and Lessons from the Halifax Explosion. Wilfred Laurier University.
David A. Sutherland

Gerlad Hallowell (2019). As British as the King: Lunenburg County during the First World War. Nimbus.
Philip L. Harding

Will Langford (2020). The Global Politics of Poverty in Canada: Development Programs and Democracy 1964-1979. McGill-Queens University Press.
Richard Starr

Steven Schwinghamer and Jan Rasks. Pier 21: A History. University of Ottawa Press.
Jay White


Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 23, 2020



‘Trading Up’ the New Nova Scotia: Postwar Tourism Promotion and Marketing

Sara Hollett

Reflections on Racism: Oral Accounts of Integration at Graham Creighton High School, Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia

Stefanie R. Slaunwhite

Samuel Creelman, 1808–1891: A Forgotten Father of Teacher-Education in Nova Scotia

John N. Grant

Atlantic Canada’s Aid to Ireland during the Great Hunger

Dr. Harvey Strum

Research Notes

Researching African Nova Scotian Women Educators

Sharon M.H. MacDonald

Navigating Halifax’s World War One Book of Remembrance

David Sutherland


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Kenneth S. Paulsen

The Crosby Family of Yarmouth: A Southwest Nova Scotia Family’s Pilgrim Roots

Bill Curry

Book Reviews

Ingrid R. G. Waldron – There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities
Reviewed by Claire Campbell, Buckell University

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 22, 2019



Invisible Murders: The Trial for the Murders of the Emoneau Family of the Township of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1791

Kenneth S. Paulsen 

Halifax Was Plunged Into Gloom: The Impact of the Spanish Influenza Pandemic on Nova Scotia

Alan Marble

“The Home of Cricket”: The Sport of Cricket in Pictou Country, to 1914

John G. Reid

Chief Justice Lorne Clarke: A Case Study in Canadian Judicial Biograpy

Barry Cahill 

The New Woman Worker of Shipbuilding: World War II Contributions on the Homefront

Kirby Ross

Research Notes

Documenting the Mills of Matheson Brook

Darrell Burke

Precursor to Viola Desmond: Henry Bundy Visits Dartmouth’s Dundas Theatre 

David A. Sutherland, with the assistance of David W. States 


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Kenneth S. Paulsen

The Coolen Family of Nova Scotia.

Nathanial Smith

Book Reviews

Anya Ziberteing – A Temperature Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America
  Reviewed by Keith Grant

Joan Dawsonn – Nova Scotia’s Lost Communities: The Early Settlements that Helped Build the Province
  Reviewed by Jay White

Mary E. MacCara – Dispensing Aid: Driggists and the Halifax Explosion
  Reviewed by Brian Tuttle

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 21, 2018



The Halifax Explosion – Fourteen Years After

The Reverend Dr. Samuel Henry Prince
Prepared for publication by Heather Long and Barry Cahill



Ordinary People; Extraordinary Times: Minnie and Stewart Ross confront the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion

David Sutherland


The Training of the Jewish Legion in Windsor, Nova Scotia, during the First World War

Sara Beanlands


From the Merchants’ Bank of Halifax to the Royal Bank of Canada: 1864–1908

James D. Frost


James Harris, a Disbanded Soldier of the Duke of Cumberland Regiment, in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1783–1800

Arthur Stone


Research Notes

An Index to Ground Zero: A Reassessment of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour,
Alan Ruffman and Colin D. Howell, eds (Halifax, 1994)

Heather Long


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Kenneth S. Paulsen


The Völcker Ancestry of the Wile, Hupman, Huphman, and some Hutt families of Nova Scotia, 1640–1800: A Foreign Protestant Family that ‘Daughtered Out’

Kenneth Paulsen

Book Reviews

Claire Campbell – Nature, Place, and Story: Rethinking Historic Sites in Canada
  Reviewed by Jonathan Fowler

Shirley Tillotson – Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy
  Reviewed by Julian Gwyn

Brian Tennyson – Nova Scotia at War, 1914—1919
  Reviewed by Major Ken Hynes

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, 2010


The Ritchie Sisters and Social Improvement in Early 20th Century Halifax
Judith Fingard

Slavery in English Nova Scotia, 1750–1810
Harvey Amani Whitfield

“I sold it as an industry as much as anything else”: Nina Cohen, the Cape Breton Miners’ Museum and Canada’s 1967 Centennial Celebrations
Meaghan Beaton

Halifax’s Encounter with the North-West Uprising of 1885
David A. Sutherland

Rum, Revenue and Roads: The Licensing of Public Houses in Nova Scotia, 1749–1831
Emily Burton

“Remarks and Rough Memorandums”: Social Sets, Sociability, and Community in the Journal of William Booth, Shelburne, 1787 and 1789
Bonnie Huskins

The Little White Schoolhouse: Myth and Reality in Nova Scotian Education
Paul W. Bennett

A Genealogy: Introduction
Terrence M. Punch

Flemming of Ketch Harbour: The First Five Generations
Terrence M. Punch

Book Reviews