This book will be of interest to a wide range of social and cultural
historians, critical geographers, students of gender studies, and those
wanting to know more about the fascinating past of one of
Canada’s most lively cities.
This book combines a number of key topics that greatly enhance historians’ understanding of Montreal’s cultural diversity. Scholars with a wide range of interests – those studying identity formation, the public/private divide, agency and regulation, consumer behavior, and collective memory – will find this an illuminating and valuable volume.
Bettina Bradbury is a member of the History andWomen’s Studies Departments at York University. TamaraMyers is a member of the Department of History at theUniversity of Winnipeg. Contributors: BettinaBradbury, Marie-Eve Harbec, Karine Hébert, TamaraMyers, Mary Anne Poutanen, Darcy Ingram, Jarrett Rudy, AnnaShea and Suzanne Morton, Sylvie Taschereau, and Brian Young
1. Introduction: Negotiating Identities in Nineteenth- andTwentieth-Century Montreal / Bettina Bradbury and TamaraMyers
Part 1: Homes and Homelessness
2. Bonds of Friendship, Kinship, and Community: Gender,Homelessness, and Mutual Aid in Early-Nineteenth-Century Montreal /Mary Anne Poutanen
3. Saving the Union's Jack: The Montreal Sailors' Instituteand the Homeless Sailor, 1862-98 / Darcy Ingram
4. Keeping Men Out of "Public or Semi-Public" Places: TheMontreal Day Shelter for Homeless Men, 1931-34 / Anna Shea andSuzanne Morton
Part 2: Death, Burial, and Widowhood
5. Death, Burial, and Protestant Identity in an Elite Family: TheMontreal McCords / Brian Young
6. Widows Negotiate the Law: The First Year of Widowhood inEarly-Nineteenth-Century Montreal / Bettina Bradbury
Part 3: Youth, Institutions, and Identities
7. The Ideal Education to Construct an Ideal World: The DunhamLadies' College and the Anglican Elite of the Montreal Diocese,1860-1913 / Marie-Eve Harbec, translated by Yvonne Klein
8. On Probation: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Women'sAnti-Delinquency Work in Interwar Montreal / Tamara Myers
9. From Tomorrow’s Elite to Young Intellectual Workers: TheSearch for Identity among Montreal University Students, 1900-58 /Karine Hébert, translated by Steven Watt
Part 4: Selling and Consumption
10. "Behind the Store": Montreal Shopkeeping FamiliesBetween the Wars / Sylvie Taschereau, translated by YvonneKlein
11. A Ritual Transformed: Women Smokers in Montreal, 1888-1950 /Jarrett Rudy
Gendered Behaviour and Consumerism before the Baby Boom
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