A City of Tenants: Homeownership and Social Class in Montreal, 1847-1881

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Title
A City of Tenants: Homeownership and Social Class in Montreal, 1847-1881
Abstract
A study of the decline in Montreal in the rate of home ownership (31.6 percent to 14.7 percent) during the city's transformation from a pre-industrial to an industrial city. The data is based on Montreal's tax assessment rolls during the second half of the nineteenth century. By 1881, English-speaking Montrealers tended to be tenants rather than owners. Only in well-to-do areas of the city were English Montrealers home owners. French-speaking Montrealers, by 1881 the majority of home owners, were concentrated overwhelmingly in low-rent streets.
Publication
Canadian Geographer/Le geographe canadien
Volume
Vol. 30
Issue
no. 4
Pages
316-323
Date
Winter 1986
Language
en
Citation
Hertzog, Stephen, and Robert D. Lewis. “A City of Tenants: Homeownership and Social Class in Montreal, 1847-1881.” Canadian Geographer/Le geographe canadien Vol. 30, no. 4 (Winter 1986): 316–323.
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