Minetown, Milltown, Railtown: Life in Canadian Communities of Single Industry by Rex LucasMinetown, Milltown, Railtown: Life in Canadian Communities of Single Industry by Rex Lucas

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

byRex Lucas, Lorne Tepperman

Paperback | February 26, 2008

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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.
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 the...
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Title:Minetown, Milltown, Railtown: Life in Canadian Communities of Single IndustryFormat: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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