REID, John G.
Title: Six Crucial Decades : Times of Change in the History of the Maritimes. First Edition, signed
Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, N.S., 1987, ISBN:092085284X
Seller ID: 57930
REID, John G. Six Crucial Decades : Times of Change in the History of the Maritimes. (Halifax, N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1987). First Edition. Printed and bound by Sentinel Printing Limited. Designed by Kathy Kaulbach. Pp [i]-vii,(3),3-200. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, grey card covers, letteredin red, white and black. "John Reid [of Saint Mary's University] brings a novel and illuminating perspective to this insightful account of Maritime history. By isolating and examining specific events that occurred during sixcritical decades between 1600 and 1930, he shows how the course of history in this region was altered and the social and economic consequences that f ollowed. Reid not only analyses and interprets important developments in their historical context; he considers what the results might have been if events had taken a different direction. As well as highlighting the importance of influential players on the stage as each decade unfolds, the book directs attention to the experience of specific groups such as native people, Acadians, Blacks, women, and the working class. Drawing on the new historical work of the 1970s and 1980s, and challenging many older myths and stereotypes, Six Crucial Decades contributes to the rewriting of the history of the Maritime Provinces." - from rear cover. Contents : The 1600s: Decade of Colonization; The 1750s: Decade of Expulsion; The 1780s: Decade of Migration; The 1860s: Decade of Confederation; The 1880s: Decade of Industry; The 1920s: Decade of Struggle. Epilogue. With index. Very good. Inscribed by the author. 15.00