The History Blog for the Month of April is Christopher Moore’s History News. It has been a favourite for years.
The blog is subtitled “History (mostly Canadian), a little politics (ditto), and the Tour de France in July.” Recent Canadian history posts have been titled “Truth and Beyak”, a series of excerpts from the Truth and Reconciliation Final Report Summary, prompted by Senator Lynn Beyak’s opinions about residential schools. Other recent history posts have been unsurprisingly on Vimy and “The Story of Us” but surprisingly on Tesla cars and the new economy: “Tesla workers make luxury vehicles that can cost $90,000 or more but, unlike the people at Henry Ford’s plant, have no chance of buying one.”
The blog’s political comments often make envious comparisons between Canada and other Commonwealth countries where MPs wield greater power than in our parliament. Moore’s opinions are well founded. He is the author of Three Weeks in Quebec: the Meeting that Made Canada and 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal. He is also the author of The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories for middle school students and writes a column for Canada’s History Magazine.
I like to bike, but the Tour de France ne m’intéresse pas, so I take a miss in July. The other eleven months of posts are thoughtful and engaging.