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Activism 12 0
Agriculture 45 0
Anthropology 2 0
Archaeology 7 0
Archives 1 0
Arts (4) 99 0
Assessment and Census Records 23 0
Baseball 3 0
Basketball 0 0
Birding 2 0
Birds 1 0
Boer War 1 0
Business and Industry (2) 146 0
Camps and Camping 76 0
Canadian Studies
  • From the inception of the university in 1964, there was always an emphasis on Canadian Studies. The first President, Thomas H.B. Symons, was Chair of the Commission on Canadian Studies in the 1970s and held the strong belief that it was critical for us as Canadians
  • Trent was fortunate early on to have a "Canadiana Librarian," J.D.P. Martin, who collected editions of works critical to our understanding of Canada and Canadian culture. Trent University has continued this commitment by assuring that the library has acquired the entire output of the Canadian Institute of Historical Microfilm. See also the Special Collections and Rare Books page which describes published supporting material for the study of Canada. In addition, the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MaDGIC) on the 4th floor of Bata Library is an extraordinary resource. Listed below are only the most obvious archival resources for the study of Canada and Canadian institutions. Many other more specific sources will be found under other subject headings such as "Military" or "Literary."
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Canoeing 0 0
Cricket 2 0
Criminal Justice, prison, and prisoners 3 0
Dance 1 0
Education and Schools 102 0
Elections 3 0
Engineering 1 0
Environment, Ecology, and Conservation 14 0
Fenian Raids
  • The Fenian Raids were a result of the Irish-American movement. The movement was created in 1857 by the Irish in an attempt to gain their independence from Britain. American John O'Mahony raised large amounts of money for the movement's leader James Stephens, who resided in Ireland, to use in Ireland to procure independence. The movement was popular with Irish-Americans and by 1865 there were approximately 10,000 Civil War Veterans organized into military clubs. They had approximately $500,000.00 and at this time split into two different factions. One led by John O'Mahony and the other led by William Roberts. A small Canadian group of Fenians was organized by Michael Murphy in Toronto. Roberts wanted to invade Canada and O'Mahony wanted to help Ireland. When no uprising occurred in Ireland O'Mahony led a raid on the New Brunswick border in the spring of 1866 which failed. Altogether there were 5 raids on, and into, the Canadas. There was another raid in June of 1866 led by Roberts who defeated the militia at Ridgeway near Niagara. The third raid also occurred in the same June at Missisquoi Bay. There were 2 raids in 1870 on the Quebec border led by John O'Neill. In 1867 there was an Irish uprising in Ireland which failed and with it the Fenian movement disintegrated.
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