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Edmonton's urban villages : the community league movement

Author: Ron Kuban
Publisher: Edmonton, Alta. : University of Alberta Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this definitive history of the EFCL, author Ron Kuban explores how a collection of neighbourhood volunteer organizations came together to exercise such a profound influence on Edmonton's civic development. His account, reflecting on the contributions of thousands of individuals, illustrates what can be achieved by volunteers who embody the local values of grassroots democracy."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Kuban
ISBN: 0888644388 9780888644381
OCLC Number: 62534246
Description: xxi, 249 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. From fur traders to bureaucrats (1795-1914) --
2. The community gives a voice (1915-1929) --
3. Community spirit in depression and war (1930-1946) --
4. Black gold, roughnecks, and a booming community (1947-1960) --
5. Growth, immigration, and prosperity (1961-1987) --
6. Picking up the slack, again (1988-1998) --
7. Reinventing and reinvesting (1999-2004) --
8. Onward, to the future!
Responsibility: Ron Kuban.

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"In this definitive history of the EFCL, author Ron Kuban explores how a collection of neighbourhood volunteer organizations came together to exercise such a profound influence on Edmonton's civic development. His account, reflecting on the contributions of thousands of individuals, illustrates what can be achieved by volunteers who embody the local values of grassroots democracy."--Jacket.

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