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In mixed company : taverns and public life in Upper Canada

Author: Julia Roberts
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The records of the past tell stories of time spent in mixed company but also of the myriad, unequal ways that colonists found room in taverns and a place in Upper Canadian culture and society. Reconstructured from tavern-keepers' accounts, court records, diaries, travelogues and letters, In Mixed Company is essential reading for tavern aficionados and anyone interested in the history of gender, race, and culture in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Roberts
ISBN: 9780774815758 0774815752 0774815760 9780774815765
OCLC Number: 231879841
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Architecture, Design, and Material Settings --
2. Households and Public Life in a Tavern-keeper's Journal --
3. Public Houses as Colonial Public Space --
4. Regulation and Ritual in Everyday Public Life --
5. Race and Space --
6. Harry Jones, his Cronies, and the Haunts of Respectable Men --
7. Public Life for Women in the Era of Separate Spheres --
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Responsibility: Julia Roberts.
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