21 August 2018

Maclean’s digitized — from 1905 to 2008 free to read for a limited time

Maclean's archives is a welcome addition to the stable of digitized Canadian magazine archives available.

There's a Wikipedia history of Maclean's here.

Like all media it has been subject to censorship, if only self censorship. I checked for mention of influenza at the time of the 1918 pandemic. The peak was in October 1918 but there's no mention in Maclean's at the time. An article Fighting The “Flu” in February the following year, is subtitled "How the “Spanish Influenza, Which Was Really German, Was Combated" shows how the pages were used for propaganda.

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