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Social history, public history, witchcraft, occult healing,folk medicine, Braucherei, folklore, folk beliefs, Pennsylvania German diaspora in Waterloo County, gender, marginalization, early Waterloo County settlement history
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About Me

Always engaged in the unending search for arcane and overlooked histories — particularly those that involve folk medicine, magic, and early community relationships in Canada. Teller of tales that need telling. History truth sleuth.  Proud recipient of the Jean Steckle Award for Excellence in Heritage Education (2015).

Recent Publications

Rickert-Hall, Joanna, Waterloo You Never Knew: Life on the Margins, Dundurn Press: Toronto, 2018.

The Legacy of the 1820 Log Schoolhouse: Part II

The Legacy of the 1820 Log Schoolhouse: Part 1

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Country Focus
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British Isles, Germany, North America, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
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Children & Youth, Disability, Family, Gender, Human Rights, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Medicine, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Politics, Public History, Race, Religion, Rural & Agrarian History, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Urban History, Women