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Peopling the North American City: Montreal, 1840-1900 (Carleton Library)

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Benefiting from Montreal's remarkable archival records, Sherry Olson and Patricia Thornton use an ingenious sampling of twelve surnames to track the comings and goings, births, deaths, and marriages of the city's inhabitants. The book demonstrates the importance of individual decisions by outlining the circumstances in which people decided where to move, when to marry, and what work to do. Integrating social and spatial analysis, the authors provide insights into the relationships among the city's three cultural communities, show how inequalities of voice, purchasing power, and access to real property were maintained, and provide first-hand evidence of the impact of city living and poverty on families, health, and futures. The findings challenge presumptions about the cultural "assimilation" of migrants as well as our understanding of urban life in nineteenth-century North America. The culmination of twenty-five years of work, Peopling the North American City is an illuminating look at the humanity of cities and the elements that determine whether their citizens will thrive or merely survive.

Synopsis:

Many North American cities trace their population booms to the nineteenth century when immigrants and migrants flooded emerging industrializing urban centres in search of better lives. Peopling the North American City examines this phenomenon in Montreal through the eyes of a thousand couples to construct both an intimate portrait and a compelling overview of life in a nineteenth-century metropolis.

About the Author

Sherry Olson is a professor emerita in the Department of Geography at McGill University. Patricia Thornton is a professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780773538313
Author:
Olson, Sherry
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Author:
Thornton, Patricia
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
World History-Canada
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Carleton Library Series
Series Volume:
222
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 bandw photos
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » World History » Canada
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Many North American cities trace their population booms to the nineteenth century when immigrants and migrants flooded emerging industrializing urban centres in search of better lives. Peopling the North American City examines this phenomenon in Montreal through the eyes of a thousand couples to construct both an intimate portrait and a compelling overview of life in a nineteenth-century metropolis.
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