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- DescriptionThis masterful social and environmental history raises questions about how decisions being made about the natural world today will shape the cities of tomorrow. In 1865, John Smoke braved the ice on Burlington Bay to go spearfishing. Soon after, he was arrested by a fishery inspector and then convicted by a magistrate who chastised him for thinking that he was at liberty to do as he pleased with Her Majesty's property. With this story, Nancy Bouchier and Ken Cruikshank launch their history of the relationship between the people of Hamilton, Ontario, and Hamilton Harbour (aka Burlington Bay). From the time of European settlement through to the city's rise as an industrial power, townsfolk struggled with nature, and with one ather, to champion their particular vision of the bay as a place to live, work, and play. As Smoke discovered, the outcomes of those struggles reflected the changing nature of power in an industrial city. From efforts to conserve the fishery in the 1860s to current attempts to revitalize a seriously polluted harbour, each generation has tried to create what it believed would be a livable and prosperous city.
- Author BiographyNancy B. Bouchier is an active member of the North American Society for Sport History and the author of For the Love of the Game: Amateur Sport in Small-Town Ontario, 1838-1895. An associate professor of history and an associate member of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University, she teaches courses in Canadian, sport, and exercise history. Ken Cruikshank is an active member of the Network in Canadian History and Environment, a past editor of the Canadian Historical Review, and author of Close Ties: Railways, Government, and the Board of Railway Commissioners, 1851-1933. A professor of history and the dean of humanities at McMaster University, he teaches courses in Canadian, environmental, and business history.
- Author(s)Ken Cruikshank,Nancy Barbara Bouchier
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2016
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleNature | History | Society
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Note47 illustrations, 6 maps, 9 tables
- Weight621 g
- Width157 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsSewn
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