43 episodes

The Canadian History Podcast

1867 & All That 1867 & All That

    • History
    • 4.8 • 178 Ratings

The Canadian History Podcast

    S2 Episode 18 The St. Alban’s Raid

    S2 Episode 18 The St. Alban’s Raid

    This week we catch up on the activities of a posse of Confederate soldiers who decide that the best way to fight their war with the American Union is to take over a town in Vermont - just long enough to rob all the banks anyway. But when they flee to Canada, things get interesting, especially for the Canadians. We also see this week just what the public thought of the Confederation scheme. The result? Not so much glee as a mixed bag of opinions with plenty of criticism. And then things get really interesting when a Lower Canadian police magistrate decides to create another war scare because, well, we haven't had one of those in a few months...

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    • 28 min
    S2 Episode 17 The Quebec Conference

    S2 Episode 17 The Quebec Conference

    We are heading to Quebec this week to drink more champagne, dance the night away, and spend hour after hour in conference meetings. There will be plenty of debate over pragmatic issues like the composition of the Senate and the House of Commons. But there will also be a lot of shared assumptions, little-debated and cherished all the more for it, about the desire to stay British even as the delegates created a new nation. Oh, and not to be American too!

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    • 37 min
    S2 Episode 16 Charlottetown Here We Come

    S2 Episode 16 Charlottetown Here We Come

    We're off on board the Canadian steamer Queen Victoria this week as the Canadians crash the Maritime Union party at Charlottetown. We'll drink a fair bit of champagne, eat more than our share of oysters, and watch as the British North Americans decide that political matrimony might not be such a bad thing after all. 

    If you like what you're hearing and want to support the podcast, please head on over to our Patreon page where, for only $5/month, you can become a real-life patron of the arts - and keep 1867 & All That online in perpetuity. It's kind of like making history. https://www.patreon.com/1867andAllThat  

    • 28 min
    S2 Episode 15 The Maritime Prelude

    S2 Episode 15 The Maritime Prelude

    Southern Confederate pirates bring the American civil war into Nova Scotian waters and we meet the pugnacious Charles Tupper who isn't afraid to use British cannons to fend off the threat. We are also introduced to an overly ambitious British Governor who historians love to chuckle over, and Sandford Fleming - the famous surveyor who comes east on his snowshoes with a message of goodwill and railway hope. Then we tag along on the rum-soaked  'Big Intercolonial Drink' - the warmup party to the Charlottetown conference, where D'Arcy McGee decides that what everyone needs is one big game of leapfrog.

    If you like what you're hearing and want to support the podcast, please head on over to our Patreon page where, for only $5/month, you can become a real-life patron of the arts - and keep 1867 & All That online in perpetuity. It's kind of like making history. https://www.patreon.com/1867andAllThat  

    • 27 min
    S2 Episode 14 - The Confusing Case of New Brunswick

    S2 Episode 14 - The Confusing Case of New Brunswick

    This week we begin in utter confusion - trying to figure out just exactly when New Brunswick achieved responsible government. There is, though, more familiar territory - about imperial economic preferences - and the seemingly always present scenarios of religious violence between Protestants and Catholics. Finally we meet Leonard Tilley, the most important and interesting political figure you might not have heard about. By the end of the episode, we're about ready to join back up with the Canadians again to pick up the story of the march towards British North American union.

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    • 27 min
    S2 Episode 13 - An Island With a Lottery Problem

    S2 Episode 13 - An Island With a Lottery Problem

    A London lottery creates more than 100 years of grumbling conflict on Prince Edward Island. We meet William Cooper who comes up with a too clever-by-half scheme to scoop the landlords from their properties. Then it's on to George Coles and responsible government. And finally we have a dash of Protestant-Catholic identity politics - because what episode would be complete without that savoury spice?

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

Warren from Chester ,

1967 and all that

Publicly funded media offer a ‘deconstructed’ Canadian history to an audience that doesn’t know history. I prefer this one. History first, commentary after you graduate.

josh boyes ,

Every Canadian Should Listen

I enjoy this podcast so much. It’s entertaining and informative. Canadians should know more about our pre-confederation history.

jasonmcs ,

First Rate Podcast

Christopher Dummitt has created an engaging podcast on Canadian history that will make you think deeply about Canadian society and government like you never have before. In Season 1, I particularly enjoyed the fascinating Baldin-LaFontaine political alliance. I’m looking forward to Season 2!

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