Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 20, 2017



Mi’kmaw Politicism and the Origins of the Micmac Community Development Program, 1899–1957

Martha Walls

“after planting their few potatoes they wander about the Island”:
   The Mi’kmaq and British Agricultural Policies in Nineteenth-Century Nova Scotia

Courtney Mrazek

The Canadian Federal Government and the Politics of Disaster
Relief during Nova Scotia’s Great War

Barry Cahill

The Private Life of Jessie MacCallum, Diarist of Windsor & St. George, 1901–1910

Julian Gwyn

Research Notes

“Race prejudice unfortunately dies hard”:
    the 1929 proposal to return racial segregation to Halifax’s public schools

David Sutherland, with assistance from Judith Fingard and David States

Note: a data file listing the 332 petitioners, along with identifying detail, may be accessed via this link:
Access credentials required to open the file are printed in Vol. 20 of the Journal.

William Shires of Chester, Nova Scotia and London, England:
    the Nova Scotian roots of an early 19th century astronomer, instrument-designer and mathematician

David Bryden


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Kenneth S. Paulsen

The Taint of Witchcraft, from Salem Massachusetts to Yarmouth Nova Scotia

Deborah Trask and Gwen G. Trask

Book Reviews

Jeffers Lennox: Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and
Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690–1763.

  Reviewed by Christopher Bilodeau

Sheila Johnson Kindred: Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of
Fanny Palmer Austen

  Reviewed by Alison Shea

Ruth Holmes Whitehead: Black Loyalists: Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia’s First Free
Black Communities

  Reviewed by John Grant

Peter Ludlow: The Canny Scot: Archbishop James Morrison of Antigonish
  Reviewed by Robert Nicholas Bérard

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