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Title: Greenbank: Country Matters in 19th Century Ontario.
Description: Broadview Press, (Peterborough, Ont. 1988).. 326 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Using the fascinating histories of four neighbouring farms as its focus, (this) book broadens to explore all aspects of the social and economic history of rural Ontario over the hundred years 1835 to 1935. It details the development of agriculture and the decline in pioneer energy in the third and fourth generations; it describes the creation of a system of formal education from scratch; it brings to life the sports, music and other forms of 19th century Ontario recreation; and captures the flavour of daily custom and routine. A recurring theme is the harsh ethic of evangelicalism, which surfaced dramatically in the temperance movement and in attitudes toward entertainment, sex, and the place of women in society. All this is woven in with the often amusing, often deeply moving stories of the remarkable individuals who inhabited the microcosm of Greenbank." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small corner creases, minor rubbing, corner crease on rear cover with migration into last few pages, spine flat and uncreased. VG.

Keywords: Greenbank, Ontario, Social Life, Customs, Family Farms, Local History, Farming, Cragg, Beare, Ianson, Belleview, Agriculture, Pioneers, Education, Recreation, Women's Issues, Temperance.

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 12587

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