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"Armed rebellion in Upper Canada came only after a long, sustained but unsuccessful effort to secure administrative reform and it is evident that the struggle in the beginning was against the constitution not the Queen."
"History is post-mortem."
"History is shaped more by human blunders than human wickedness."
"History is shaped by the choices people make which are not always rational."
"History is knowledge of the individual."
"History reviews the successes and failures of men and women."
"History shapes the world in which we live."
"History is a rich gallery of personalities."
"History is at once a tale of intrigue and bloodshed."
"History is revisionist."
"History is the endless revisiting, reviewing and rethinking the past."
"History changes with the impact of new beliefs, thoughts and reflections."
"History is a picture of the past based on written records."
"History is a pattern of timeless moments."
"History rests on written records and pieces of evidence preserved from the past."
"People felt strongly in those days and loves and hates were exceedingly intense. Neighbour suspected neighbour and otherwise decent people stooped to all sorts of petty meanness, vindictiveness, and persecution."
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