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MAHOI (Mahoy, Magoi), MARIA (Douglas; Fisher) – Volume XVI (1931-1940)

“This a wonderful biography … It exemplifies what makes the DCB/DBC the extraordinary historical dictionary that it is.” (Ramsay Cook)

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



David WELLS was a pacifist who objected to military service, and was imprisoned for it:

“Wells’s experience demonstrates the hostility towards conscientious objectors, particularly of non-traditional pacifist church backgrounds, that existed during World War I.”

To learn more about the difficulties faced by Wells and other pacifists, please consult the list of biographies.

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