Review: The Brethren

McConville, Brendan. The Brethren: A Story of Faith and Conspiracy in Revolutionary America. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2021. 304 pp. $29.95 Hardback. As historians seek to uncover the diverse voices of the American Revolution, many have turned their attention to the role of religious identity in the American war for independence. While scholarsContinue reading “Review: The Brethren”

Review: Schooling the System

Aladejebi, Funké. Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers. Rethinking Canada in the World 8. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021. 304pp. $37.95. Pbk. Funké Aladejebi’s Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers offers much-needed insight into the world of black female educators in Canada from 1940-80. Aladejebi addresses a gap withinContinue reading “Review: Schooling the System”

Review: Taming Cannabis

Guba, David A., Jr. Taming Cannabis: Drugs and Empire in Nineteenth-Century France. Intoxicating Histories 1. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020. 384pp. $37.95. Pbk.   Faced with persistent homelessness, pervasive crime, and dogged Algerian resistance, why have North American governors, the Philippine state, and the French Empire pinned their troubles on drugs? Because drugs create a dividing line between usContinue reading “Review: Taming Cannabis”

Call for Book Reviews

We are excited to announce that Past Tense Graduate Review of History will be publishing book reviews on a rolling basis on our new web platform, Past Tense Online. We invite graduate students and new scholars to pitch books to review that would be of interest to graduate students in history and related fields inContinue reading “Call for Book Reviews”

Past Tense Online Call for Commentaries

We are excited to invite graduate students and early career scholars in history to submit pitches or complete pieces for publication on Past Tense Online, the new web platform for Past Tense Graduate Review of History. Past Tense Online is seeking commentaries that examine the history of residential schools in Canada, the legacies of settler-colonialism,Continue reading “Past Tense Online Call for Commentaries”

Welcome to Past Tense Online!

Welcome to Past Tense Online, a new page managed by the editorial collective of the Past Tense Graduate Review of History. Past Tense Online expands the scope of Past Tense by offering young and promising historians a year-round venue to reflect on and intervene in current debates in the scholarly literature.