A Stake in the System: Domestic Property Ownership in Montreal, 1847-1881

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Title
A Stake in the System: Domestic Property Ownership in Montreal, 1847-1881
Abstract
The author examines the social and spatial distribution of home ownership in Montreal between 1847 and 1881. He concludes that differential class access to home ownership was becoming more unequal as the industrialization of the city advanced. The relatively low rate of owner-occupation in Montreal, compared to other North American cities of this period, is explained in terms of the absence of institutionalized sources of mortgage credit and the predominance of low wage, labour-intensive industries in the city. The author did find that French Canadians participated to a higher degree in the real estate sector. They made up the absolute majority of home owners, but their investment was more confined to properties of inferior value than was that of English-speaking Montreal owners.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1984
Language
en
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Citation
Hertzog, Stephen. “A Stake in the System: Domestic Property Ownership in Montreal, 1847-1881.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1984. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol1/QMM/TC-QMM-65201.pdf.
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