Six Impossible Episodes: Deja Vu in the U.S. and Canada

From left: St. Paul's Indian Industrial School, Middlechurch, Manitoba; a concentration camp for Japanese Canadians in British Columbia; Laura Secord warning Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon of an impending American attack, circa 1920. Public domain

Several times over the past few years, we’ve done an episode on something from U.S. history, and afterward we’ve gotten notes from listeners about the same thing happening in Canada – although we’re starting with one that’s the reverse. Also, these

are mostly not happy stories – so we’re saving the most heroic one for last.

Tracy's Research:

  • Allain, Mathé. MANON LESCAUT ET SES CONSOEURS: WOMEN IN THE EARLY FRENCH PERIOD, 1700-1731. Proceedings of the Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society Vol. 5. 1980. Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/42953164
  • Baker, Vaughan B. “"Cherchez les Femmes": Some Glimpses of Women in Early Eighteenth-Century Louisiana.” Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association. Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter, 1990). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/4232766.
  • Bonikowsky, Laura Neilson. "Laura Secord". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 15 June 2018, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/laura-secord. Accessed 21 November 2018.
  • Canada's Digital Collections Program, Industry Canada. “Shelburne Riot.” http://blackloyalist.com/cdc/story/prejudice/riot.htm
  • CBC. “A history of residential schools in Canada.” 5/16/2008. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/a-history-of-residential-schools-in-canada-1.702280
  • CBC. “Aboriginal nutritional experiments had Ottawa's approval.” 6/30/2013. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/aboriginal-nutritional-experiments-had-ottawa-s-approval-1.1404390
  • Chan, Arlene. "Chinese Immigration Act". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 20 June 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/chinese-immigration-act. Accessed 21 November 2018.
  • Dart, Christopher. “The Sixties Scoop Explained.” CBC. 11/19/2017. https://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/features/the-sixties-scoop-explained
  • Gagnon, Eric et al. “Royal Commission on Chinese Immigration, 1885.” Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/royal-commission-on-chinese-immigration-1885
  • Gagnon, Eric et al. “The Chinese Immigration Act, 1885 (plus amendments: 1887, 1892, 1900, 1903).” Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/the-chinese-immigration-act-1885
  • Government of Canada. “Laura Secord.” https://www.canada.ca/en/services/defence/caf/militaryhistory/wars-operations/1812/laura-secord.html
  • Hanson, Eric. “Sixties Scoop.” Indigenous Foundations. First Nations and Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia. https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/sixties_scoop/
  • Kennedy, Jo Myrtle. “Excerpt from the book ‘Dauphin Island AL: French Possession 1699-1763.” http://dauphinislandhistory.com/kennedy/n_kennedy33.htm
  • Marshall, Tabitha. "Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement ". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 25 November 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/indian-residential-schools-settlement-agreement. Accessed 21 November 2018.
  • PBS. “David George.” Africans in America. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p61.html
  • Robertson, Jesse . "The Shelburne Race Riots". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 26 July 2018, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/the-shelburne-race-riots. Accessed 21 November 2018.
  • Robinson, Greg. "Internment of Japanese Canadians". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 11 July 2018, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/internment-of-japanese-canadians. Accessed 21 November 2018.
  • Roy, Patricia E. "Internment in Canada". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 10 August 2018, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/internment. Accessed 21 November 2018.
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. “Canada's residential schools : the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.” 2015. http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.807830/publication.html
  • Van Dyk, Lindsay. “Shaping a Community: Black Refugees in Nova Scotia.” Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/shaping-a-community-black-refugees-in-nova-scotia-0
  • Zug, Marcia. “Lonely Colonist Seeks Wife: The Forgotten History of America’s First Mail Order Brides.” Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. Vol. 28: 85. 2012. https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1236&context=djglp