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Domestic revolution and cultural formation in nineteenth-century ontario, canada
Postwar consensus theory ensured that a middle-class cultural order was fated in North America. Its abandonment encouraged alternative perspectives, including close historical studies of the rise ofExpand
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Migrants in the Nineteenth Century: Fugitives or Families in Motion?
The author critically examines the "transiency thesis" which states that the rapid turnover of local populations in the nineteenth century was largely a result of rootless individualistic wandering.Expand
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Property and Inequality in Victorian Ontario: Structural Patterns and Cultural Communities in the 1871 Census
Property and Inequality in Victorian Ontario: Structural Patterns and Cultural Communities in the 1871 Census. Gordon Darroch and Lee Soltow. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.The primaryExpand
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Family Coresidence in Canada in 1871: Family Life‑Cycles, Occupations and Networks of Mutual Aid
Depuis les dernieres annees, les problemes relatifs a la maisonnee ont assume une place de plus en plus preponderante en histoire sociale. Des recherches recentes ont d'ailleurs demontre que, loinExpand
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Constructing Census Families and Classifying Households: “Relationship to Head of Family or Household” in the 1901 Census of Canada
  • G. Darroch
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Historical methods
  • 1 January 2000
In this article, I first consider some interpretive issues regarding the central place of the notion of “family” in the construction of the 1901 Canadian census. I then discuss the meanings of theExpand
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A Study of Census Manuscript Data for Central Ontario, 1861-1871 Reflections on a Project and on Historical Archives
I was surprised, but pleased to be invited to participate in this panel discussion of Canadian historical databases. The surprise resulted from the fact that I had not thought we were at a stage inExpand
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