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Author Name:    CARELESS, J.M.S Donald G. Creighton Lectures 1987.

Title:   Frontier and Metropolis : Regions, Cities, and Identities in Canada before 1914. The Donald G. Creighton Lectures 1987. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Buffalo, London , 1989, ISBN:0802058248 

Seller ID:   64028

CARELESS, J.M.S. Frontier and Metropolis : Regions, Cities, and Identities in Canada before 1914. The Donald G. Creighton Lectures 1987. Toronto, Buffalo, London : University of Toronto Press, (1989). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xiii,(3),[3]-132,(6). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The regional characters of Canada and the crucial role of metropolitan development in its history have been recurring themes in the work of J.M.S. Careless. In these essays, he returns to those themes, discussing how national and regional identity in Canada show vital links with metropolitan-hinterland relationship across time and space. The first essays presents an overall appraisal of the historic connections between metropolitan centres and frontiers or regions in Canada. These connectrions might be manifested in economicstructures, political fabrics, or social networks, and also in modes of op inion and popular images and traditions. The second part of the book inquires into some major conceptual treatments given to frontier and metropolis in history. The third seeks to evaluate the impact of metropolitianism on distinctive features of identity that are revealed in Canadian historical experience. A fourth essays rounds out the volume by discussing the influence of external metropolitanism on Canada. Careless endows his subject with thecombined force of his own continuing research, his sensitivity to the new historical scholarship, and the lively and penetrating mind that have made him one of Canada's leading historians for more than thirty years." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword by Michael G. Finlayson. Lectures: 1. Matters of Structure and Perception; 2. Frontierism and Metropolitanism: Concepts Revisited; 3. The Metropolis and Identity in Canadian Experience; 4. ExternalMetropolitanism in Canada's Opening Age. Very good in very good dustjacket . 30.00


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