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Turning Points

15 Pivotal Moments in Nova Scotia's History

Paul W. Bennett

160 pages
Macintyre Purcell

Paul Bennett tells the history of Nova Scotia through 15 key turning points. From Nova Scotia's problems with Confederation to wartime Halifax, the Springhill Mining Disaster, Viola Desmond and Ray Ivany's 'Now or Never' report, Bennett recounts these decisive moments that have shaped the province's destiny.

With rarely seen photography, Bennett shows how these turning points helped define the Nova Scotia we live in today. Each episode helped forge the province's identity, change its trajectory, and shape its collective sense of purpose.

Author Bio
"Paul Bennett's Turning Points is sure to challenge the comfortable assumptions held by insiders and outsiders about Nova Scotia. Bennett reminds readers that this province is dynamic, diverse, often frustrating, and always interesting." —Stephen Henderson, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Classics, Acadia University