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Author Name:    KERR, Donald et al. HOLDSWORTH, Deryck W., ed. LASKIN, Susan L., ed. MATTHEWS, Geoffrey J.

Title:   Historical Atlas of Canada. Volume Three : Addressing the Twentieth Century1891-1961. Hardcover in dustjacket.

Publisher:    University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1990, ISBN:0802034489 

Seller ID:   41597

KERR, Donald et al. Historical Atlas of Canada. Volume Three : Addressing the Twentieth Century 1891-1961. Donald Kerr, Editor; Deryck W. Holdsworth, Editor; Susan L. Laskin, Assistant Editor; Geoffrey J. Matthews, Cartographer/Designer. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1990). Pp. (24),[1]-197,(3), incl. plates. Large 4to, black cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "The first part of the volume, the Great Transformation, covers developments from 1891 to 1929, the year the stock market crashed. In this period of economic and social change are charted, among other aspects, land and resource development, the growth of financial institutions, prairie agriculture and the grain-handling system, industrial growth, and changes in education, religion, and social structures. Individual plates include detailed studies of the formation of the United Church of Canada in 1925; the evolution of suburban neighbourhoods in Edmonton; the wave of strikes in 1919;Ukrainian settlement in southern Manitoba in 1901; the interlocking busine ss interests of Toronto financiers in 1913; the formation of the National Hockey League and the rise of spectator sport; and the development of Montreal as a great industrial city. The second part of the volume, Crisis and Response, deals with the Depression, the Second World War, andthe post-war boom. Here are charted shifts in the make-up and distribution of the population, a growing range of socila services, and the emergence of a national economy. The plates in this section include graphic representations of droughton the Prairies in the 1930s; the routes of unemployed people riding the r ails in search of work; the development of Ottawa as the nation's capital; the rise of retail trade; the strong growth in the uranium and petroleum industries; and the spread of television." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. Due to the excess weight of this volume, extra shipping charges will be necessary to cover the cost of postage on international orders. 60.00


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