Rossland's Mines and the History of British Columbia
A cheerful, fast-paced account of the rise and fall of Rossland as an active mining centre ... Roaring Days has the merit of being stimulating in approach, engagingly written, and presenting technical subjects in clear, understandable terms.
So well-written that the complexities of the subject are clearly presented and, more imporantly, interconnected. The extensive use of annotated endnotes is the academic thread that binds this masterpiece together (a total of 600 citations in 49 pages).
Mouat’s research is comprehensive and solid. Roaring Days is recommended to economic historians and institutions concerned with British Columbia and the United States Northwest.
Illustrations, Figures and Maps
1 The Context of Discovery
2 “The Hope of This Country”: Smelters, Railways, and the Growth of Rossland, 1895-8
3 “The Comstock and the Rand Put Together”: British Investment in Rossland
4 Miners and Early Industrial Relations in the Kootenays, 1895-1900
5 “This Militant Band of Labour's Bravest Champions”: Rossland Miners, 1899-1903
6 Social Relations in Fin de Siecle Rossland
7 The Emergence and Growth of Cominco, 1901-23
8 The End of the Roaring Days
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