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Lachlan MacKinnon

Stronger than steel: class and commemoration in postindustrial Nova Scotia

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of posts on deindustrialization and industrial heritage commissioned by The Public Historian, expanding the conversation begun with the November 2017 special issue on the topic.

Cape Breton, by NASA NASA Landsat, via Wikimedia Commons

Cape Breton. Image credit: NASA Landsat via Wikimedia Commons

In the late nineteenth century, Cape Breton, the island on Canada’s east coast at the northern tip of the province of Nova Scotia, was rich in coal and ripe for resource extraction. Read More