Episode 164: Words Have a Past

 
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In this episode of the History Slam, Sean Graham talks with Jane Griffith about the book Words Have a Past: The English Language, Colonialism, and the Newspapers of Indian Boarding Schools. They talk about why schools published newspapers, who the intended audiences were, and the information they did not include. They also discuss the power of language, colonial efforts towards linguicide, and the legacy of how language was policed in residential schools.

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