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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Prairie Metropolis

New Essays on Winnipeg Social History

edited by Esyllt W. Jones & Gerald Friesen

Publisher
University of Manitoba Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), Social History
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887559976
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $24.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887557132
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $29.95

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Description

At the turn of the twentieth century, Winnipeg was the fastest-growing city in North America. But its days as a diverse and culturally rich metropolis did not end when the boom collapsed. Prairie Metropolis brings together some of the best new graduate research on the history of Winnipeg and makes a groundbreaking contribution to the history of the city between 1900 and the 1980s. The essays in this collection explore the development of social institutions such as the city’s police force, juvenile court, health care institutions, volunteer organizations, and cultural centres. They offer critical analyses on ethnic, gender, and class inequality and conflict, while placing Winnipeg’s experiences in national and international contexts.

About the authors

Esyllt W. Jones lives and teaches history in Winnipeg. She is the author of the award-winning Influenza 1918: Death, Disease and Struggle in Winnipeg, and is currently working on a reinterpretation of the origins of medicare in Canada.

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Gerald Friesen is the author of The Canadian Prairies, the most influential and widely read history of western Canada, and A Guide to Manitoba Local History (with Barry Potyondi). His articles have been published in newspapers, journals, and books, and he has lectured internationally. Currently professor of history at the University of Manitoba, he was the first Seagram Chair at the Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University (1996-97).

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Awards

  • Winner, Carol Shields City of Winnipeg Book Award

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