The response of Truro's families to economic and social change : a Nova Scotian community, 1861-1891

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Wright, Mary Ellen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:42Z
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier.other HN110 Z9 C68 1986
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22767
dc.description iv, 160 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 150-160.
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a micro-study of the community of Truro, Nova Scotia, during a period of rapid economic change. Truro, in common with other Nova Scotia communities, experienced economic and social upheaval in the last quarter of the 19th century. The thesis examines the ways in which the families of Truro responded to their changing economic and social circumstances. Using census and other statistical material, family papers and diaries, and the local newspaper, the thesis attempts to examine families from both a demographic perspective and from a perspective which takes into account the emotions, expectations and perceptions of individual family members. It also suggests directions for the further exploration of family life in the Maritime provinces as an aid to providing a better understanding of the role of families in the economic and social history of the region.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HN110.Z9
dc.subject.lcsh Industries -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia -- Truro
dc.subject.lcsh Truro (N.S.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Truro (N.S.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
dc.title The response of Truro's families to economic and social change : a Nova Scotian community, 1861-1891
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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