Minetown, Milltown, Railtown: Life in Canadian Communities of Single Industry

Paperback | February 26, 2008

byRex Lucas, Lorne Tepperman

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The company town, source of so much of Canada's wealth, was-and is-a place with nowhere to hide. First published in 1971, Rex Lucas's Minetown, Milltown, Railtown is a groundbreaking study of what it's like to live in such communities. Today, with the oil-sands boom and rising commodity pricesaffecting everything from the value of the Canadian dollar to the balance of power within Confederation, single-industry towns remain as central as ever to the country's economic and social life. Minetown is a compelling portrait not just of Canada's past, but of its present and future, too.Minetown, Milltown, Railtown: Life in Canadian Communities of Single Industry is a Wynford Book -- one of a series of titles representing significant milestones in Canadian literature, thought, and scholarship. New introductions place each book in a modern context and show its continuingrelevance.

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The company town, source of so much of Canada's wealth, was-and is-a place with nowhere to hide. First published in 1971, Rex Lucas's Minetown, Milltown, Railtown is a groundbreaking study of what it's like to live in such communities. Today, with the oil-sands boom and rising commodity pricesaffecting everything from the value of the ...

Rex A. Lucas taught sociology at the University of Toronto during the 1960s and '70s. Apart from Minetown, his books included Men in Crisis: A Study of a Mine Disaster and (as editor with H.D. Beach) Individual and Group Behaviour in a Coal Mine Disaster. He died in 1978. Lorne Tepperman teaches at the University of Toronto and is t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 1.2 inPublished:February 26, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195428870

ISBN - 13:9780195428872

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