Quebec: A History 1867-1929
James Lorimer & Company, 1983 - History - 602 pages
Between Confederation and the Great Depression Quebec underwent a tremendous upheaval, transforming it from a rural, agricultural society to an urban, industrial one.
Widely acclaimed in its original French-language edition, this book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of the period. The authors take an ecclectic approach, examining changes in the economic, social, political and cultural realms. They vividly portray the central conflicts of the period: the struggle between business and the Catholic church to determine economic and social development; the development of public welfare schemes in the face of growing urban squalour; the fight to maintain French language and culture in a society dominated by English-speaking businessmen and political leaders.
Illustrated with 15 maps and 190 photographs, Quebec: A History 1867-1929 offers a full examination of Quebec society during this period of rapid and deep change.
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Ethnic and Linguistic Groups
The Agricultural and Forest Sectors
Industry and the City
Commerce and Communications
An Urban Society
The Economy of Rural Quebec
The Working Class and the Labour Movement
The Labour Movement
The Status of Women
Two Key Institutions
The Federal Government and Quebec
CULTURE AND IDEOLOGY
Monopoly Capitalism and Foreign Investment
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