Occupied St John's: A Social History of a City at War, 1939-1945 by Steven HighOccupied St John's: A Social History of a City at War, 1939-1945 by Steven High

Occupied St John's: A Social History of a City at War, 1939-1945

bySteven High

Paperback | December 22, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$43.67 online 
$44.95 list price
Earn 218 plum® points
Quantity:

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

In January 1941, the hulking twenty-one-thousand ton troopship Edmund B. Alexander docked in St John's Harbour, carrying a thousand American soldiers sent to join the thousands of Canadian troops protecting Newfoundland against attack by Germany. France had fallen, Great Britain was fighting for its survival, and Newfoundland - then a dominion of Britain - was North America's first line of defence. Although the German invasion never came, St John's found itself occupied by both Allied Canadian and American forces. Occupied St John's reveals the profound impact that the war years had on the city's inhabitants, thrown into a conflict where the "home front" was also the "war front." Weaving together interviews with residents who lived through the upheaval as well as archival material, this collection reconstructs the memories of people coping with extraordinary circumstances. Lavishly illustrated and engagingly written, Occupied St John's is a remarkable look at the effects of the Second World War on the city, opening another chapter in Newfoundland's fascinating history.
Steven High is Canada Research Chair in Public History and co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University.
Loading
Title:Occupied St John's: A Social History of a City at War, 1939-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 22, 2016Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0773548173

ISBN - 13:9780773548176

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"...the prose is clear, penetrating and infused with powerful stories. McGill-Queen's University Press must be praised for scouring archives and private sources to put together a stunningly attractive book. It is illustrated with more than one hundred i