Montreal History Group
History of Children and Youth Group www.hcyg.ca
Society’s attitudes toward criminal offenders changed dramatically over the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century the system of handling offenders in Montreal was highly institutionalized and based on sex- and age-specific treatment involving the Catholic Church, civic and legal authorities, and Protestant reform organizations.
Documentary Film and the Practice and Politics of History
This course examines the relationship of documentary film to the production of historical knowledge. Through secondary literature and film the course explores the genre’s origins and its development into a powerful medium for public history. Topics include the relationship between seeing and believing; propaganda in history; the digital revolution.
Formerly HIST 426, six credits. This course examines the second half of the twentieth century, from the end of the Second World War and the return of the veterans. Topics will explore the optimism and uncertainty of the later 1940s, the affluence and conservatism of the 1950s, as well as the pervasive menace of the Cold War, the increasing complexities of Canada/US relations, the social and ideological upheavals of the 1960s, on-going issues of immigration, Aboriginal rights, Quebec/Canada relations, the Trudeau era of Constitutional reforms and later economic and environmental debates. The course will employ both primary and secondary source materials in print and visual format.