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Labouring children: British immigrant apprentices to Canada, 1869-1924
tify the absence of peripheral details (such as use of a 'poster-catalogue' in lieu of more elaborate publications). Choice of format also, very unfortunately, excludes an adequate treatment of colorExpand
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Local Water Diversely Known: Walkerton Ontario, 2000 and after
In this narrative of the water contamination in Walkerton, Ontario, in 2000–02 I consider the local priorities defining good water. These vernacular understandings emphasised taste, softness, andExpand
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Hired Men: Ontario Agricultural Wage Labour in Historical Perspective
THIS IS A PAPER ABOUT the men1 who from the earliest days of settlement worked the land of Ontario for wages. They are a little known group. The myth of the province has been that the workers of theExpand
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Although environmental historians have depended most often on visual evidence, our work and the knowledge of those we study relies upon full-body contact with our surroundings. Our senses carryExpand
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The Gender of Breadwinners: Women, Men and Change in Two Industrial Towns, 1880-1950
  • Joy Parr
  • Sociology, Economics
  • 1 November 1991
This is a story of two Ontario towns, Hanover and Paris, that grew in many parallel ways. They were about the same size, and both were primarily one-industry towns. But Hanover was aExpand
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Histories of Canadian children and youth
Acknowledgement Introduction 1. How Do We Know the Histories of Children and Youth? Historiography of Children in Canada When You Listen to the Winds of Childhood, How Much Can You Believe?Expand
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Mrs Consumer and Mr Keynes in Postwar Canada and Sweden
Gender is at work in consumption, of this there is no doubt. But feminist economic historians have not hurried to explicate the gender politics of consumption as a practice. Neither have the genderedExpand
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“Don't Speak For Me”: Practicing Oral History amidst the Legacies of Conflict
This article revisits claims that it is possible to ‘hare authority' in the practice of oral history, with particular reference to disturbed and disturbing sites, in which witnesses have been markedExpand
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