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

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

Rex Lucas

Published March 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780195428872
Paperback
431 pages
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The company town, source of so much of Canadas wealth, was-and is-a place with nowhere to hide. First published in 1971, Rex Lucass Minetown, Milltown, Railtown is a groundbreaking study of what its like to live in such communities. Today, withMoreThe company town, source of so much of Canadas wealth, was-and is-a place with nowhere to hide. First published in 1971, Rex Lucass Minetown, Milltown, Railtown is a groundbreaking study of what its like to live in such communities. Today, with the oil-sands boom and rising commodity prices affecting 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 countrys economic and social life. Minetown is a compelling portrait not just of Canadas 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 continuing relevance.