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The Promoters' City

Building the Industrial Town of Maisonneuve 1883-1918

by Paul-André Linteau, translated by Robert Chodos

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List of Maps
Preface

PART 1: THE CREATION OF A TOWN, 1883-1896
1. The Birth of Maisonneuve
2. The Developers
3. Organizing the Town

PART II: "THE PITTSBURGH OF CANADA": DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INDUSTRY, 1896-1910
4. Industrial Development
5. The Power of The Utility Monopolies
6. A Working-Class Town

PART III: "THE GARDEN OF MONTREAL': DEVELOPMENT BY BEAUTIFICATION,1910-1918
7. The Banner of Progress
8. Maisonneuve's Politique de Grandeur
9. The End of Maisonneuve

Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

MAPS
1. Montreal by 1915
2. Maisonneuve, ca. 1916
3. Original Lots, ca. 1883
4. Location of Industries, 1890-1914
5. Montreal Annexations, 1883-1915
6. Built-up Area, 1914

About the Authors

Paul-André Linteau

PAUL-ANDRE LINTEAU is a professor of history at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
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Robert Chodos

ROBERT CHODOS is an experienced author and translator who has published widely in the fields of Canadian business, politics, and transportation and of Quebec history. Among his most recent books are The Unmaking of Canada (1991), Lost in Cyberspace? (1997), and Paul Martin: A Political Biography (1998), all co-written with Rae Murphy and Eric Hamovitch, and all published by Lorimer.
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Editorial Reviews

"An outstanding example of the growing sophistication of urban history in Quebec."

— Canadian Historical Review

"A fascinating account."

— The Montreal Gazette

"A remarkable portrait of the birth of an industrial town."

— Le Devoir

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