Peopling the North American City: Montreal, 1840-1900

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Authors/collaborators
Title
Peopling the North American City: Montreal, 1840-1900
Abstract
An examination of the immigrants and migrants in search of a better life who flooded into Montreal in the nineteenth century. Using census data, the authors trace the lives of twelve families over the period studied, including their births, deaths, marriages, moves, comings and goings, to demonstrate the importance of individual decisions on where to move, when to marry and what work to do. Integrating social and spatial analysis, the authors provide insights into relationships among the city's three cultural communities (Irish Catholic, Anglo-Protestant and French Catholic), and show how inequalities of voice, purchasing power and access to real property were maintained.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Date
2011
Language
en
Citation
Olson, Sherry, and Patricia Thornton. Peopling the North American City: Montreal, 1840-1900. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011.
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