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The infinite bonds of family : domesticity in Canada, 1850-1940 / Cynthia R. Comacchio.

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J.N. Desmarais Library 200 / HQ 559 .C65 1999 30007009060772 Reserve Desk (2nd floor) Available -

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  • ISBN: 0802009646
  • ISBN: 9780802009647
  • ISBN: 0802079296
  • ISBN: 9780802079299
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (180 p.)
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 1999.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: thinking historically about Canadian families -- Part I: Making the New Nation: Domestic Adjustments, 1850-1914: -- The new order: socio-economic changes and family relations -- Mending crisis-torn families: reform and regulation -- Part II: A New Day for Families: Modernizing Domesticity, 1914-1930: -- War and reconstruction: 'normalcy' and its discontents -- New model families: science and state intervention -- Part III: Facing the Wall: Enduring the Great Depression -- Families in distress: surviving the 'dirty thirties' -- Conclusion: the infinite bonds of family, 1850-1940.
Summary, etc.:
The history of the family is a relatively new, yet rapidly developing area of academic study. With this book, Cynthia Comacchio presents the first historical overview of domestic life in Canada. According to Comacchio, the social anxiety resulting from an ongoing perception of the family as being 'in crisis' has had a significant influence on evolving social policy. Comacchio shows how families have both changed and remained the same, through transitions brought about by urbanization, industrialization, and war. Her many stories of individual families highlight both historical trends and the more intimate issues related to race, gender, class, region, and age. This is the only synthesis to date of the historical literature on Canadian families. Designed for students at graduate and undergraduate levels, it not only introduces the key concepts and approaches of a developing field of study, but also summarizes the major issues and trends that affected Canadian families from 1850 to1940.
Subject: Family > Canada > History.
Famille > Canada > Histoire.
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