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History Post-confederation (1867-)

A City in the Making

Progress, People and Perils in Victorian Toronto

by (author) Frederick H. Armstrong

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Dec 1988
Post-Confederation (1867-), Social History, General
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A City in the Making examines certain of the events that took place in the nineteenth century Toronto, paying particular attention to those who carved a thriving metropolis out of the frontier post that was the town of York.

About the author

Frederick H. Armstrong, a graduate of the University of Toronto, is a Professor of History at the University of Western Ontario, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author or editor of numerous books and studies on Upper Canada including a new edition of Henry Scadding's Toronto of Old; Aspects of Nineteenth Century Ontario; and Toronto: The Place of Meeting. He has been awarded the President's Medal of the University of Western Ontario and the Award of Merit of the American Society for State and Local History.

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Editorial Reviews

Professor Armstrong and Dundurn Press are to be congratulated on this important collection.

Kingston Whig Standard

Every section of this well-researched book makes solid contributions to our knowledge of Toronto's history.

The Beaver

From his countless hours in the archives, Armstrong unearths many worthwhile stories, one of the most interesting being that of the mysterious Andrew Mercer ... His is just one of the fascinating stories in a valuable book from ... Dundurn Press.

The University of Toronto Bookstore Review

Readers of Ontario History will welcome this anthology, as Dundurn press continues its special mission of publishing our province's past. An impressive assortment of Armstrong articles of enduring value are preserved here in permanent form.

Ontario History

Armstrong bolsters his opinions with considerable evidence presented in a straightforward and readable manner without sacrificing academic integrity, a feat that commends this collection of 15 essays to a wide audience.

Globe and Mail of a value as it gathers together much material which would otherwise not easily see the light of day.

British Journal of Canadian Studies

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