A Man's City: Montreal, Gambling and Male Space in the 1940s

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A Man's City: Montreal, Gambling and Male Space in the 1940s
Abstract
An examination of Montreal in the 1940s as a male space associated with gambling. The author points out that gambling – in its various forms of bookmaking, cards, and a popular Montreal dice game called barbotte – was almost completely associated with men. Public pressure to stop gambling in the city did not occur until after the war when Montreal gambling kingpin Harry Davis was murdered in broad daylight in August 1946.
Book Title
Power, Place and Identity: Historical Studies of Social and Legal Regulation in Quebec. Proceedings of a Montreal History Group Conference, Montreal, May 1996
Place
Montreal
Publisher
Montreal History Group
Date
1996
Pages
170-182
Language
en
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Citation
Morton, Suzanne. “A Man’s City: Montreal, Gambling and Male Space in the 1940s.” In Power, Place and Identity: Historical Studies of Social and Legal Regulation in Quebec. Proceedings of a Montreal History Group Conference, Montreal, May 1996, edited by Tamara Myers, Kate Boyer, Mary Anne Poutanen, and Steven Watt, 170–182. Montreal: Montreal History Group, 1996. http://web.archive.org/web/20041031082315/http://www.ghm-mhg.mcgill.ca/publications/ppi/morton.html.
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