Roaring Days: Rossland's Mines and the History of British Columbia by Jeremy MouatRoaring Days: Rossland's Mines and the History of British Columbia by Jeremy Mouat

Roaring Days: Rossland's Mines and the History of British Columbia

byJeremy Mouat

Hardcover | January 1, 1995

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In the 1890s, Rossland was the most important mining centre in southeastern British Columbia. In Roaring Days, Jeremy Mouat examines many different aspects of mining, from work underground to corporate strategies. He also brings to life the unique individuals who were a part of this history – the miners who toiled long hours under unimaginable working conditions, the citizens of Rossland who built a bustling town out of the wilderness, and the mine owners and entrepreneurs who became wealthy beyond all expectations.
Jeremy Mouat teaches history at Athabasca University, Canada's Open University.
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Title:Roaring Days: Rossland's Mines and the History of British ColumbiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.92 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Ubc Press

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ISBN - 10:0774805188

ISBN - 13:9780774805186

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Table of Contents

Illustrations, Figures and Maps

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 The Context of Discovery

2 “The Hope of This Country”: Smelters, Railways, and the Growth of Rossland, 1895-8

3 “The Comstock and the Rand Put Together”: British Investment in Rossland

4 Miners and Early Industrial Relations in the Kootenays, 1895-1900

5 “This Militant Band of Labour's Bravest Champions”: Rossland Miners, 1899-1903

6 Social Relations in Fin de Siecle Rossland

7 The Emergence and Growth of Cominco, 1901-23

8 The End of the Roaring Days

Appendices

Notes

Bibliography

Index

From Our Editors

In the 1890's the town of Rossland was on every investor's mind, Roaring Days: Rossland's Mines and the History of British Columbia is a look at the days of plenty. With its vast supply of ore the town became B.C.'s fourth largest, until a bitter strike in 1901 ended the reign of Rossland. Roaring Days is a fascinating and informative look at an important 19th century resource.

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Mouat’s research is comprehensive and solid. Roaring Days is recommended to economic historians and institutions concerned with British Columbia and the United States Northwest. - Otis E. Young - Pacific Historical Review