Posts Tagged ‘ Pontiac’s Rebellion ’

Three 18th century wars that made two countries, 1754–1784

May 15th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: Heritage Now

Just seven days after Anthony Henday set out on his summer explorations in the far north,  a British American force from Virginia was defeated by a rival Canadian, French, and Indian alliance, at a marshy clearing in what is now western Pennsylvania called Great Meadows. The defeated force was led by the 22-year-old, six-foot-two-inch Lieutenant [...]

How two early January 2013 events show that the British monarchy in Canada is living on borrowed time ..

Jan 11th, 2013 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

Still strangely enthralled by legendary Tory oligarchs of the 19th century, the mainstream media usually tries hard not to notice. But there is nonetheless an ardently gurgling Canadian republican activism even in various anglophone parts of the country in the early 21st century. This activism has a number of reasons for wanting to retire the [...]

There’s Pontiac .. and then there’s Pontiac .. both worth a few historical tears

Jun 5th, 2009 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: Heritage Now

Mostly, the historian Jill Lepore wrote in a New Yorker article a few months ago, “we’re bankrupt of history.” And in the wake of General Motors’  April 27, 2009 decision to discontinue the manufacture of Pontiac automobiles (and the still more recent GM filing for US bankruptcy protection on June 1), the historian Gordon Mitchell [...]