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HÉBERT, LOUIS-PHILIPPE – Volume XIV (1911-1920)

d. 13 June 1917 in Westmount, Que.


Responsible Government

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

For Educators

The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War

The War and its Myths

This excerpt from the biography of Charles MAIR indicates how novelists and poets came to view the war in the latter part of the century:

“For his subject he selected the Shawnee leader Tecumseh* who had died in the War of 1812, which he viewed as ‘the turning point of Canada's destiny.’”

To find out more about Mair’s literary imagination, click on the link below.

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