Quebec: A History 1867-1929

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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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Contents

Population
18
Ethnic and Linguistic Groups
37
THE ECONOMY
57
Internal Factors
74
The Agricultural and Forest Sectors
96
Industry and the City
116
SOCIETY
139
Living Conditions
156
Commerce and Communications
340
An Urban Society
356
The Economy of Rural Quebec
373
Economic Policies
390
SOCIETY
398
The Working Class and the Labour Movement
408
Rural Quebecers
421
Living Conditions
427

The Labour Movement
178
The Status of Women
186
Two Key Institutions
195
POLITICS
215
Political Development
230
The Federal Government and Quebec
254
CULTURE AND IDEOLOGY
263
Culture
281
THE ECONOMY
305
Manufacturing Production
322
Monopoly Capitalism and Foreign Investment
332
Women and the Feminist Movement
441
Religion and Education
451
POLITICS
476
Political Parties and Movements
485
The Reign of the Liberals
501
FederalProvincial Relations
515
CULTURE AND IDEOLOGY
527
Culture
541
General Bibliography
564
Illustration Credits
590
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About the author (1983)

PAUL-ANDRE LINTEAU is a professor of history at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

RENE DUROCHER is a professor at the Université de Montréal.

JEAN-CLAUDE ROBERT is a professor of history at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

ROBERT CHODOS is an experienced author and translator who has published widely in the fields of Canadian business, politics, and transportation and of Quebec history. Among his most recent books are The Unmaking of Canada (1991), Lost in Cyberspace? (1997), and Paul Martin: A Political Biography (1998), all co-written with Rae Murphy and Eric Hamovitch, and all published by Lorimer.

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