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Families in Transition  Industry and Population in Nineteenth-Century Saint-Hyacinthe, Gossage, Peter
1 Gossage, Peter Families in Transition Industry and Population in Nineteenth-Century Saint-Hyacinthe
Montreal Mcgill Queens University Press 1999 0773518479 / 9780773518476 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Studies on the History of Quebec.; 9.36 X 6.46 X 1.22 inches; 299 pages; Economic and social conditions in Saint-Hyacinthe changed dramatically in the later nineteenth century with the arrival of the railway and the emergence of manufacturing industry. In "Families in Transition" Peter Gossage shows how the rise of industrial capitalism transformed the lives of the town's French-speaking, Catholic families. Gossage uses a family-reconstitution method, drawing on local parish registers and manuscript-census schedules, to focus on marriage, household organisation, and family size in this context of social and economic change. Family formation was profoundly affected as couples adjusted to the new urban, industrial setting. Gossage demonstrates that demographic behaviour was increasingly differentiated by social class, with distinct marriage and fertility patterns emerging among bourgeois and proletarian families. Bourgeois women who married in the 1860s, for example, were already limiting family size, a crucial shift that did not occur in working-class families until almost a generation later. "Families in Transition" demonstrates the extent to which stereotypes about family life in Quebec before the Quiet Revolution need to be revisited. Far from being passive, static, uniformly prolific, and constrained by religious and cultural perspectives, Saint-Hyacinthe families responded quickly to the changing realities of the day, reinventing marriage patterns and domestic arrangements to fit the new industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century. In this sense they were truly "Families in Transition". Peter Gossage is associate professor of history and political science at Universite de Sherbrooke. 
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Castle of Quebec, Morgan, Joan E.
2 Morgan, Joan E. Castle of Quebec
Toronto J. M. Dent & Sons 1949 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ and boards show light edge wear. DJ has small tears and light chipping, sun-faded on spine area. Previous owner's name on back of FFEP and title page. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 186 pages; "An imposing French chateau crowned the heights of Quebec from the time of Frontenac until 1834, when it was destroyed by fire. Since 1893 the beautiful Chateau Frontenac has stood on the site of the old Chateau St. Louis. In 'Castle of Quebec' Miss Morgan tells the story of these two famous chateaux and of the men and women whose lives wer linked with these buildings, the scene of such dramatic events in Canadian history from the time of Champlain to the strategic conferences of World War II." 
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