Nova Scotia Tag Archives

Rose Fortune: the First Female Police Officer in Canada

For those of you who might not know, I’m Canadian. You might not guess it from the amount of Canadian history I delve into on this blog (i.e. basically none). But sometimes you’ll be researching something and a fascinating story just falls into your lap. Meet Rose Fortune. Born the daughter of slaves in Philadelphia around 1774, not much is known about Fortune’s early life. During …

5 Holiday Histories

Merry Christmas history lovers! Things have been crazy lately with my job and my book and getting ready for the holidays and this and that, so I’ve been especially lazy with this blog lately. (What can you expect? It’s right in the title.) But I wanted to do another update before 2016, so I’m going with a quick and easy link roundup of some holiday-themed …