Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

John David MoreDavid More

Ph.D. Candidate (year 2)
Pre-Confederation Canada, Early Modern Europe, Ethnohistory of North American Indigenous Peoples

 

Phone: 613-544-6140
Fax:    613-533-6298
Email: 61jdm10@queensu.ca

 

Education

M.A.  in Pre-Confederation Canadian History, Queen’s University, 2015
M.P.A.  in Health Care, Queen’s University, 1994
B.A.  in Canadian History, University of Waterloo, 1991


About

My doctoral work will build on my MA research, illuminating the important support provided by thousands of French Quebec mariners to the British colonial regime during the American Revolution. Under the supervision of Dr. Errington, my dissertation project will investigate whether this important positive response continued during the Loyalist settlement of Upper Canada and through the subsequent defence of Canada during the War of 1812.

Recent Publications

Freedom’s Children: A Historical Novel, Fireship Press, Tucson, AZ (in production).

Book Review. Allan Byrne, A Beautiful Sight: Stories from the Port of St. John’s. St. John’s, NL: Flanker Press, 2015. Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord, Vol. XXVI, No. 1 (January 2016), 76-78.

“Overlooked and Undervalued: Quebec Mariners during the American Revolution, 1775-84.” M.A. Cognate Essay, Queen’s University, 2015

“Ten Generations: A Family History.” (Commissioned creative non-fiction illustrated book). Trafford Publications, September 2014

“The Lily and the Rose: A Historical Novel.” Republished by Fireship Press, Tucson, AZ, September 2014

“The Eastern Door, a novel.” Republished by Fireship Press, Tucson, AZ, November 2013

“Liberty’s Children: A novel.” Xlibris, May 2011

“Reflections on René-Hippolyte Laforce and the British Campaign of 1759.”  Historic Kingston, The Annual Publication of the Kingston Historical Society, Vol. 59, 2011, pp. 12-24

“Les Canadiens sont là!” Jib Gems, Journal of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, Vol. 26 No. 2, June 2011

“High tide for the French Navy on Lake Ontario.” Jib Gems, Vol. 25 No. 3, October 2010

Recent Conference Presentations

2016  “When is a Neutral not a Neutral? Exploring Mythology Around the Role of Québecois During the American Revolution,” Colloque Pierre Savard Conference, University of Ottawa, March 10-12, 2016.

2016 “Past the Pages: Exploring Mythology around the Role of Quebeckers during the American Revolution,” McGill-Queen’s University Graduate History Conference, Montreal, Feb 26.

2016 “Actions Speak Louder than Words: Exploring the Role of Québecois Mariners During the American Revolution, York University Graduate History Conference, Feb.19.

2016 “Neutral, Eh? Re-examining the role of Quebec habitants during the American Revolution.” Invited Speaker, Dalhousie University Annual Graduate History Conference, March 20-22.

2015    “When is a Neutral not a Neutral? Exploring Mythology around the Role of Quebeckers during the American Revolution.” McGill-Queen’s University Graduate History Conference, March 6-7, 2015.

2014    “René-Hippolyte Laforce.” History Night at the Regent: Picton, Ontario

2013    “René-Hippolyte Laforce.” Fairfield-Gutzeit Society AGM  

2013    “René-Hippolyte Laforce.” Bath Historical Society AGM

2013    “René-Hippolyte Laforce.” Hudson Historical Society, Monthly meeting.

2012    “René-Hippolyte Laforce.” Preserve Our Wrecks (POW) AGM.

2011    “René-Hippolyte Laforce.” Lennox & Addington Historical Society AGM

Awards

2016-17 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2016-17 Queen’s University History Department Graduate Student Award

2015-16  Roger Graham Graduate Fellowship in Canadian History

2015-16  Queen’s University History Department Graduate Student Award

2014-15  Queen’s University History Department Graduate Student Award

1992        Canada 125 Certificate of Appreciation for service promoting Canadian Women’s Sailing

1991        Dean’s Honour’s List, University of Waterloo