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Canada the good : a short history of vice since 1500 / Marcel Martel.

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J.N. Desmarais Library HN 110 Z9 M667 2014 30007008865676 Circulation (3rd floor) Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781554589470 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1554589479 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781554589487 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: vi, 189 p. : ill., portr. ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-185) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chapter 1. Different Worlds, Different Values: Encounters from 1500 to 1700. Encounters -- Free Sexuality -- "An Inveterate Passion for Brandy" -- Gambling -- Tobacco -- Interacting with Aboriginals. Chapter 2. In the Name of God, the King, and the Settlers: Regulating Behaviors during the Colonial Era (1700-1850). Sexuality: Only for Procreation -- Drinking: Very Thirsty People? -- Gambling: No "Unlawfull Games to Be Used in House" -- Tobacco: A "Successful" Cultural Transfer. Chapter 3. Triumphs: Vices in Retreat, 1850-1920. Building the Kingdom of God on Earth -- Sexuality: Repression and Resistance -- Drinking: Chasing the Liquor Demon -- Gambling: A Disrespectful Activity -- Drugs: Getting Rid of Them -- Tobacco: A Fashionable Habit. Chapter 4. No Longer Vices: Call Them Health Issues, 1920 to the Present. Different Values and Sexual Openness -- Alcohol: State Monopoly and Responsible Drinking -- A New Addict: Governments and Gambling -- Drugs: Let's Help Young White Kids -- Tobacco: A Health Threat and an Annoying Habit.
Summary, etc.:
"To invest in vice can be a sound financial decision, but despite the lure of healthy profits, individuals and mutual funds have been reluctant to invest in this type of stock. After all, who would take pride in supporting the tobacco industry, knowing it sells a deadly product? And what social responsibilities do investors bear with respect to compulsive gamblers who have lost so much money that suicide becomes an attractive option?"--Back cover.
Subject: Vice control > Canada > History.
Social control > Canada > History.
Vice > History.
Vices > History.
Canada > Moral conditions > History.
Canada > Social conditions > History.

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