Nova Scotia

A Pocket History

By John Reid  

Paperback $19.95

Before it was known as Nova Scotia, the province formed part of Mi’kma’ki and then of Acadie. This book provides a concise history of the province to the beginning of the 21st century. “The history of Nova Scotia,” says the author, “is not quaint. It is made up of the efforts of people of many backgrounds to make their way as best they could. Sometimes they succeeded, often they fell short. The reasons for either outcome were always complex. This book tries to sort out the broader patterns that have influenced people’s lives and, in some cases, continue to do so.”

  • History
  • ISBN: 9781552663257
  • August 2009
  • 160 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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  • Mi’kma’ki
  • Acadie
  • Nova Scotia, 1621-1820
  • Nova Scotia, 1820-1919
  • Nova Scotia 1919-2009
  • Epilogue: Crosscurrents
  • Further Reading


  • John Reid

    Saint Mary’s University

    John G. Reid holds degrees from Oxford University (BA), Memorial University (MA), and the University of New Brunswick (PhD). Since 1985 he has been a member of the History department at Saint Mary’s University, teaching and supervising theses in the areas of Canadian and Atlantic Canadian history. He has held the rank of Professor since 1989. He is also a former Coordinator of Atlantic Canada Studies at Saint Mary’s, and is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Gorsebrook Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, elected in 2004. Reid’s principal teaching and research interests include the history of early modern northeastern North America (focusing especially on imperial-aboriginal issues in Acadia/Nova Scotia and northern New England), the history of Atlantic Canada, and the history of higher education. He has published books and articles in these areas, as well as writing two historical novels for teenage readers and two plays for radio. Reid has served on the Council of the Canadian Historical Association and on the editorial board of the Canadian Historical Review. He is currently a board member of three historical journals, and of the Atlantic Canada Portal. He has also lectured internationally, and in 2008 held the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Visiting Lectureship in India.

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