Vancouver Past: Essays in Social History

Vancouver Past: Essays in Social History

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Focusing on Vancouver's social history, the essays written for thisspecial edition of BC Studies treat hitherto neglected areas of thecity's past and bring new insights into how its residents lived andworked. Receiving particular attention is the socio-economic andresidential structure of Vancouver with one author arguing that thecity's economy created an urban working class which was at oncemore complex and politically more conservative than that of the highlypolarized communities on Vancouver Island and in the Interior.The aquot;goodaquot; teacher who aquot;drills incessantlyaquot; kept Vancouver elementary schools in a torpid formal state for at least ... 3Ad Robert Patterson clearly shows that the Vancouver experience was representative of the situation in other parts of Canada.

Title:Vancouver Past: Essays in Social History
Author:Robert A. J. McDonald, Jean Barman
Publisher:UBC Press - 1986-01-01


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