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James Opp and John C. Walsh

Home, Work, and Play: Situating Canadian Social History, 1840-1980
ISBN 13: 9780195422702

About the Book

Spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Home, Work, and Play presents a collection of recent work in Canadian social history. The essays have been specifically chosen to offer insight into the important changes that have occurred within the field over the past ten years. While the unique organization of home, work, and play helps to provide an organizational structure that students can manage and learn from. Underlying the three sections are the threads of class, race and gender, which interweave and unify the collection.

  • Innovative use of visual resources including photographs, advertisements, architectural floor plans, and cartoons designed to expand students' understanding of what constitutes historical evidence
  • Contains key contemporary articles in Canadian social history
  • Treats important themes of race, class, gender, and region
  • Organizing framework of 'home, work, and play' helps students manage a conceptually challenging sub-field
  • Includes section introductions and an introduction to 'reading' evidence in visual sources


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