Saturday, August 27, 2016

Community & the Human Spirit Oral Histories from Montreal’s Point St. Charles, Griffintown, and Goose Village

A solid contribution to social and urban studies, this fascinating collection of oral histories details the life and times in Canada's 'cradle of industrialization.'

Contributors to this book were all born between the 1920's and 1950's and remember growing up around the east end of the Lachine Canal near the Montreal harbour.

It was a time when ships from far away places still navigated the canal and this historic working-class area hummed with the sounds of factories.

Families were often large and the streets teemed with children. These oral histories follow contributors' lives to the present day.

The book also discusses the redevelopment and evolution of the area. Well-illustrated with archival photos, with bibliography, and an introduction by the author.

I own this book and highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the subject and wants to learn first hand how it was, back in the day.

(c)2016 Linda Sullivan-Simpson
The Past Whispers
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