Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

John David MoreDavid More

Ph.D. Candidate (year 3)
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

Book Review. Michael D. Thompson, Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2015. Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord, (Accepted for Publication)

The King's Salt: A Historical Novel, Fireship Press, Tucson, AZ. (in production)

Freedom's Children: A Historical Novel, Fireship Press, Tucson, AZ (2016)

Awards 

2017-18 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Recent Conference Presentations:

2017    “Other (Canadian) Stuff we never learned about: French-Canadian Mariners in the early post-Conquest era, 1775-1814.” Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Canadian Nautical Research Association, Halifax, NS, August 10-12.

2017    “Loyal French-Canadians: Quebec mariners in the service of the British Crown, 1775-1814.” Cape Vincent, NY, History Days Festival, June 24.

2017    “Up the River! Quebec Mariners and Loyalists,” United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada (Kingston Region), May 30, 2017.

2017    “The Severity of This Service: Quebec Mariners in the early Post-Conquest Era 1775-1815,” Queen’s University Graduate History Symposium, May 1.

2017    “Other (Canadian) Stuff we never learned about: French-Canadian Mariners in the early post-Conquest era, 1775-1814.” Tri-University Graduate Conference, “Communities: Recognition and Remembrance,” Laurier University March 11, 2017.

2017    “Happy (stone) Hookers: Glimpses of the Maritime History of Kingston and the Region: Part of Canada’s Fourth (Fresh) Coast.” Kingston Yacht Club, February 22 and March 8.