New PDF release: The Dawn of Canada's Century: Hidden Histories

By Gordon Darroch

ISBN-10: 0773542523

ISBN-13: 9780773542525

ISBN-10: 0773544658

ISBN-13: 9780773544659

Sir Wilfrid Laurier famously claimed that the 20 th century will be Canada's century and, certainly, its establishing decade witnessed outstanding territorial, demographic, and social variations. but the lives of these who lived and laboured to type those alterations stay mostly hidden from ancient view. The sunrise of Canada's Century provides shut and systematic interpretations of daily lives in keeping with the 1st nationwide pattern of the 1911 census.

Written through a lot of Canada's major historic researchers, The sunrise of Canada's Century demonstrates the wide-ranging and revealing social histories made attainable by way of the hot Canadian Century learn Infrastructure, an leading edge database of nationwide samples of decennial census microdata, from 1911 via 1951. This revealing assortment sheds new mild on themes together with id and language, the socio-demography of aboriginal populations, nationwide labour marketplace dynamics, gains distributions, social mobility, gender and immigration reports, and the applied sciences of census taking.

Situating early twentieth-century Canada inside of overseas ancient inhabitants stories, those essays offer new how you can comprehend contributors' lives and attach them to bigger structural adjustments.

Contributors comprise Peter Baskerville (Alberta), Claude Bellevance (Université du Quebéc à Trois Rivière), Sean T. Cadigan (Memorial), Gordon Darroch (York), Lisa Dillon (UdeM), Chad Gaffield (SSHRC), Danielle Gauvreau (Concordia), Gustave Goldmann (Ottawa), Adam J. eco-friendly (Ottawa), Kris Inwood (Guelph), Charles Jones (Toronto), Richard Marcoux (Laval), Mary MacKinnon (McGill), Chris Minns (London tuition of Economics), Byron Moldofsky (Toronto), France Normand (Université du Quebéc à Trois Rivière), Stella Park (Toronto), Terry Quinlan (Newfoundland and Labrador facts Agency), Laurent Richard (Laval), Katharine Rollwagen (Ottawa), Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths, college of London), Eric W. Sager (Victoria), Marc St-Hilaire (Laval), and Patricia Thornton (Concordia).

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