New Essays on Winnipeg Social History
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.
About this Author
Esyllt W. Jones lives and teaches history in Winnipeg. She is the author of the award-winning Influenza 1918: Death, Disease and Struggle in Winnipeg, and is currently working on a reinterpretation of the origins of medicare in Canada.
Gerald Friesen supervised the research of many of the contributors to this volume. He teaches history at the University of Manitoba and has written a number of books on Canadian history including, The Canadian Prairies: A History.Contributors: Dale Barbour, Crista Bradley, Angela E. Davis, Lesley Hall, Kurt Korneski, Megan Kozminski, Marion McKay, Tamara Miller, Jody Perrun, Ed Rea, Janis Thiessen, Cassandra Woloschuk
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