The Resource Making Vancouver : class, status and social boundaries, 1863-1913, Robert A.J. McDonald

Making Vancouver : class, status and social boundaries, 1863-1913, Robert A.J. McDonald

Label
Making Vancouver : class, status and social boundaries, 1863-1913
Title
Making Vancouver
Title remainder
class, status and social boundaries, 1863-1913
Statement of responsibility
Robert A.J. McDonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • By distinguishing between two types of identity - class and social status - McDonald shows how middle and upper working-class residents formed a broad group of 'respectable' citizens that straddled class lines. By contrast, those at the top of the social structure constituted a self-conscious upper class, and those at the bottom, the 'immigrants, ' the transient workers, and the poor, were regarded as 'outsiders.' Collective biographies of four groups of residents - business leaders, social leaders, civic politicians, and labour activists - illustrate the nature of the social relationships
  • Making Vancouver is about the people of Vancouver, British Columbia. It traces the social transformation of the city and points out how Shaughnessy Heights lumber barons, Mount Pleasant trades people, and East End labourers were part of a complex society whose members exhibited sharp differences in attitudes and behaviour. In Making Vancouver, Robert McDonald depicts a western city that was neither egalitarian nor closed to opportunity. Vancouver up to the crash of 1913 was a dynamic centre. The rapidity of growth, easy access to resources, a narrow industrial base, and the homogeneous nature of its population, the majority of which was of British birth, softened the thrust towards class division inherent in capitalism
Cataloging source
MUX
Dewey number
971.1/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1089.5.V22
LC item number
M43 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Making Vancouver : class, status and social boundaries, 1863-1913, Robert A.J. McDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Crowded between Forest and Shore -- 2. City Builders -- 3. Monopolists and Plain People -- 4. Capital and Labour -- 5. Incorrigible Optimists -- 6. The Wealthy Business and Professional Class -- 7. The Artisan or Moderately Well-To-Do Class -- 8. The Immigrant Section
Control code
ocn180704404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 316 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774852432
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35557138
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)180704404
  • pebcs0774805552

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
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