Scott P. Stephen

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Scott P. Stephen
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He completed a PhD in History at the University of Manitoba in 2006, examining the early personnel policies of the Hudson’s Bay Company. He is an historian for Parks Canada where he develops exhibits at Rocky Mountain House, Lower Fort Garry, and York Factory. His recently published book is entitled Masters and Servants: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Its North American Workforce, 1668–1786.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

James McKay: Métis Trader, Guide, Interpreter and MLA
Manitoba History, Number 58, June 2008

Review: Michael Payne, The Fur Trade in Canada: An Illustrated History
Manitoba History, Number 59, October 2008

‘Covenant Servants’: Contract, Negotiation, and Accommodation in Hudson Bay, 1670–1782
Manitoba History, Number 60, February 2009

Review: Gregory P. Marchildon (editor), The Early Northwest
Manitoba History, Number 61, Fall 2009

“Assistant to York:” The Ambiguous Role of Flamborough House, 1749–1759
Manitoba History, Number 62, Winter 2009

Review: Ann M. Carlos & Frank D. Lewis, Commerce by a Frozen Sea: Native Americans and the European Fur Trade
Manitoba History, Number 67, Winter 2012

James Isham (c1716-1761): How an Eighteenth Century Fur Trader is Influencing Canada Today
Manitoba History, Number 68, Spring 2012

Founding The Nor’Wester
Manitoba History, Number 70, Fall 2012

The Fork in the Road: Red River, Retrenchment, and the Struggle for the Future of the Hudson’s Bay Company
Manitoba History, Number 71, Winter 2012

Reviews: Donica Belisle, Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada and Consuming Modernity: Gendered Behaviour and Consumerism before the Baby Boom and A Small Price to Pay: Consumer Culture on the Canadian Home Front, 1939–45
Manitoba History, Number 76, Fall 2014

Review: George Colpitts and Heather Devine (eds.), Finding Directions West: Readings that Locate and Dislocate Western Canada’s Past
Manitoba History, Number 90, Fall 2019

Far from the Madding Crowd: Space and Sound at Lower Fort Garry
Prairie History, Number 1, Winter 2020

Review: Jim Blanchard, A Diminished Roar: Winnipeg in the 1920s
Prairie History, Number 1, Winter 2020

Review: Douglas R. Babcock with Michael Payne, Opponents and Neighbours: Fort George and Buckingham House and the Early Fur Trade on the North Saskatchewan River, 1792-1800
Prairie History, Number 6, Fall 2021

Review: Daniel Robert Laxer, Listening to the Fur Trade: Soundways and Music in the British North American Fur Trade, 1760– 1840
Prairie History, Number 12, Fall 2023

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