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1 OWRAM, Doug. Born at the Right Time : A History of the Baby-Boom Generation. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Toronto Press, Toronto / Buffalo / London, 1996, ISBN:0802059570 
OWRAM, Doug. Born at the Right Time : A History of the Baby-Boom Generation. Toronto / Buffalo / London: University of Toronto Press, (1996). First Edition. Pp (8), [ix]-xiv,(2),[1]-392 + 8 pages of b&w photos. Index. 8vo [162 x 235 mm], red cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Douglas Owram (b. November 8, 1947, Aurora, Ontario).

"It is rare in history for people to link their identity with their generation, and even rarer when children and adolescents actually shape society and influence politics. Both phenomena aptly describe the generation born in the decade following the Second World War. These were the baby boomers, viewed by some as the spoiled, selfish generation that had it all, and by others as a shock wave that made love and peace into tangible ideals. In this book, Doug Owram brings us the untold story of this famous generation as it played out its first twenty-five years in Canadian society.

Starting with Dr Spock's dictate that this particular crop of babies must be treated gently, Owram explores the myth and history surrounding this group, from its beginning at war's end to the close of the 1960s. The baby boomers wielded extraordinary power right from birth, Owram points out, and laid their claim on history while still in diapers. He sees the generation's power and sense of self stemming from three factors: its size, its affluent circumstance, and its connection with the 1960s - the fabulous decade of free love, flower power, women's liberation, drugs, protest marches, and rock 'n' roll. From Davy Crockett hats and Barbie dolls to the civil-rights movement and the sexual revolution, the concerns of this single generation became predominant themes for all of society. Thus, Owram's history of the baby-boomers is in many ways a history of the era.

Doug Owram has written extensively on cultural icons, Utopian hopes, and the gap between realities and images - all powerful themes in the story of this idealistic generation. A well-researched, lucid, and humorous book, Born at the Right Time is the first Canadian history of the baby-boomers and the society they helped to shape." - from the dj.
Preface,
1. Home and Family at Mid-Century.
2. Babies.
3. Safe in the Hands of Mother Suburbia: Home and Community, 1950-1965.
4. Consuming Leisure: Play in an Era of Affluence, 1950-1965.
5. School Days, 1952-1965.
6. The Fifties and the Cult of the Teenager.
7. The Arrival of the Sixties.
8. 'Hope I Die Before I Get Old': The Rise of the Counter-Culture, 1963-1968.
9. Youth Radicalism in the Sixties.
10. Sexual Revolutions and Revolutions of the Sexes, 1965-1973.
11. The End of the Sixties, 1968-1973.
Epilogue: A World without Limits.
With endnotes and index.

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2 OWRAM, Doug. Born at the Right Time : A History of the Baby-Boom Generation. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
University of Toronto Press, Toronto / Buffalo / London, 1996, ISBN:0802059570 
OWRAM, Doug. Born at the Right Time : A History of the Baby-Boom Generation. Toronto / Buffalo / London: University of Toronto Press, (1996). First Edition. Pp (8), [ix]-xiv,(2),[1]-392 + 8 pages of b&w photos. Index. 8vo [162 x 235 mm], red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Douglas Owram (b. November8, 1947, Aurora, Ontario). "It is rare in history for people to link their identity with their generation, and even rarer when children and adolescen ts actually shape society and influence politics. Both phenomena aptly describe the generation born in the decade following the Second World War. These were the baby boomers, viewed by some as the spoiled, selfish generation that had it all, and by others as a shock wave that made love and peace into tangible ideals. In this book, Doug Owram brings us the untold story of this famous generation as it played out its first twenty-five years in Canadian society. Starting with Dr Spock's dictate that this particular crop of babies must be treated gently, Owram explores the myth and history surrounding this group, from its beginning at war's end to the close of the 1960s. The baby boomers wielded extraordinary power right from birth, Owram pointsout, and laid their claim on history while still in diapers. He sees the g eneration's power and sense of self stemming from three factors: its size, its affluent circumstance, and its connection with the 1960s - the fabulousdecade of free love, flower power, women's liberation, drugs, protest marc hes, and rock 'n' roll. From Davy Crockett hats and Barbie dolls to the civil-rights movement and the sexual revolution, the concerns of this single generation became predominant themes for all of society. Thus, Owram's history of the baby-boomers is in many ways a history of the era. Doug Owram haswritten extensively on cultural icons, Utopian hopes, and the gap between realities and images - all powerful themes in the story of this idealistic generation. A well-researched, lucid, and humorous book, Born at the Right Time is the first Canadian history of the baby-boomers and the society theyhelped to shape." - from the dj. Contents : Preface, 1. Home and Family at Mid-Century. 2. Babies. 3. Safe in the Hands of Mother Suburbia: Home and Community, 1950-1965. 4. Consuming Leisure: Play in an Era of Affluence, 1950-1965. 5. School Days, 1952-1965. 6. The Fifties and the Cult of the Teenager. 7. The Arrival of the Sixties. 8. 'Hope I Die Before I Get Old': The Rise of the Counter-Culture, 1963-1968. 9. Youth Radicalism in the Sixties.10. Sexual Revolutions and Revolutions of the Sexes, 1965-1973. 11. The En d of the Sixties, 1968-1973. Epilogue: A World without Limits. With endnotes and index. Some pen marks throughout, else very good in dustjacket. Signed with inscription by the author. As is. 20.00

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3 McCALLA, Douglas, and Robin FISHER (eds.). HARRIS, Cole OWRAM, Doug FISHER, Robin Canadian Historical Review. Volume 66, No. 3, September 1985
University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 1985, 
McCALLA, Douglas, and Robin FISHER (eds.). The Canadian Historical Review. Volume LXVI, No. 3, September 1985. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1985. Pp (2),[315]-440. 8vo, blue and white card covers. Contents : Industry and the Good Life around Idaho Peak (by Cole Harris); Economic Thought inthe 1930s: The Prelude to Keynesianisism (by Doug Owram); plus book review s and regular features. Very good. For the issue 15.00

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4 MOYLES, R.G. OWRAM, Doug Imperial Dreams and Colonial Realities : British Views of Canada, 1880-1914. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0802026753 
MOYLES, R.G. and Doug OWRAM. Imperial Dreams and Colonial Realities : British Views of Canada, 1880-1914. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1988.Pp (6).[vii]-viii,(2),[3]-270,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lett ering to spine. ` "In the Age of New Imperialism, Canada figured prominently in British imperial dreams and public debate. She was, after all, 'the eldest daughter of the Empire,' a favourite destination for emigrants, and still new enough to be interesting to explorers and adventurers. At the same time, she was becoming proudly independent, and in a constant of dalliance with her vibrant neighbour to the south. British journals such as Fortnightly Review and Nineteenth Century carried hundreds of articles on the colony. British travellers such as R.M. Ballantyne wrote voluminously about it, and politicians like Disraeli and Gladstone debated its future. The nine stereotypical British views presented here show how great was the gulf betweenmperially motivated illusions and harsh Canadianrealities. Juvenile reader s, raised on the Boy's Own Paper and Chums, pictured Canada as a 'wild and woolly West'; aristocratic hunters, like the Earl of Dunraven, saw mainly a'sportsman's paradise'; those who read emigration literature were led to e xpect a rosy future of wealth and comfort. Other Britons were fascinated by'quaint Quebec' and by the 'noble red man,' while still others saw the cou ntry as a place to invest or own a farm of one's own. Canada also appeared as a land badlv in need of the culture and refinement an Englishwoman couldimpart, though in reality she often ended up as a domestic servant." - fro m the dj. Introduction, 1. 'A Dutiful Imperial Daughter': Assessing the Future of the New Dominion; 2. 'The Wild and Woolly West': A Boys Own View of Canada; 3. 'Hunter's Paradise': Imperial-Minded Sportsmen in Canada; 4. 'Quaint Quebec': British View of French Canada ; 5. 'A Farm of One's Own': TheBritish Emigrant's View of Western Canada; 6. Different Kind of Frontier: The investor's View of Canada; 7. Specimens of a Dying Race: British Views of the Canadian Indian; 8. Country in Need of Culture and Refinement: A Middle-class Female View of Canada; 9. Canadian Society: A Question of Manners; Epilogue:The End of an Imperial Era. With notes and index. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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