Volume 34 Issue 4 April 1984


Peter Stansky encourages the link between the past and present in history.

The Response of the Slaves

Slavery would seem to be the epitome of domination by an all-powerful master over a passive, subservient dependent. But is this the whole picture, wonders Gad Heuman.

British Columbia's Gentlemen Farmers

'They dwell in paradise and it pays' was the view expressed of the immigrant fruit farmers who settled in British Columbia for a long Edwardian summer, explains Jean Barman in this article.

The Idea of Poverty

Gertrude Himmelfarb considers why and when poverty ceased to be a 'natural' condition and become a 'social' problem in the Early Industrial Age.

1919: The Winnipeg General Strike

Throughout Europe, the end of the First World War brought in its wake disillusion, civil unrest and even revolution. As Daniel Francis explains here, it was the same story in Canada in 1919.