Prairie Metropolis

Prairie Metropolis

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Winnipeg was the fastest-growing city in North America. But its days as a diverse and culturally rich metropolis did not end when the boom collapsed. Prairie Metropolis brings together some of the best new graduate research on the history of Winnipeg and makes a groundbreaking contribution to the history of the city between 1900 and the 1980s. The essays in this collection explore the development of social institutions such as the city's police force, juvenile court, health care institutions, volunteer organizations, and cultural centres. They offer critical analyses on ethnic, gender, and class inequality and conflict, while placing Winnipeg's experiences in national and international contexts.New Essays on Winnipeg Social History Esyllt Wynne Jones, Gerald Friesen ... Children who persisted in being absent from school were confined to the detention home and attended the truant school all year round without summer holidays.


Title:Prairie Metropolis
Author: Esyllt Wynne Jones, Gerald Friesen
Publisher:Univ. of Manitoba Press - 2009-01-01
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