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.In 1913 Frank Yeigh provided a typical observation of Vancouvera#39;s residential landscape: While the fine business section is ... More room, more homes for more people is the cry of Vancouver, and the homes of the new city are models ofanbsp;...

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

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