History Speaks 2022, featuring Dr. Michael Boudreau and Dr. Bonnie Huskins

The Keswick Ridge Historical Society presents: our fourth and final installment of History Speaks 2022.

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About the presenters:

Dr. Michael Boudreau is Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University. He is currently researching executions in New Brunswick, 1869-1957 and he has published articles on the botched execution of Bennie Swim in 1922 in Woodstock. Dr. Boudreau is the Editor of the Journal of New Brunswick Studies.

Dr. Bonnie Huskins is the author of several articles and book chapters on loyalists and sociability, the British engineer William Booth (including story maps) and she wrote the Introduction to A Changed Heart: Romance, Suspense and Murder in 19-th Century Saint John, a novel by May Agnes Fleming. Bonnie is currently preparing a book-length manuscript on William Booth. She teaches courses on the history of Atlantic Canada, the British Atlantic world, Canadian women’s history, the Loyalists, and piracy in world history, at St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick.

About their presentation:

“Just the Usual Work”: The Social Worlds of Ida Martin, Working-Class Diarist in Saint John

This presentation will discuss the diaries of Ida Martin, which she kept faithfully from 1945-1992, and her social worlds, including family and faith, the working-class family economy, cars and trucks, aging and widowhood, and political engagement.

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