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Families in transition : industry and population in nineteenth-century Saint-Hyacinthe

Author: Peter Gossage
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, Qué. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1999.
Series: Studies on the history of Quebec.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Peter Gossage uses family-reconstitution analysis, drawing on local parish registers and manuscript-census schedules, to focus on marriage, household organization, and family size in the context of social and economic change in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. His interpretation of the data is that family formation in Saint-Hyacinthe was profoundly affected as couples adjusted to the new urban, industrial setting. Gossage  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gossage, Peter, 1956-
Families in transition.
Montreal, Qué. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 00340523
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gossage
ISBN: 9780773567825 0773567828 9786612858055 6612858052
OCLC Number: 180704137
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 299 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
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1 Saint-Hyacinthe in Context --
2 Genesis of an Industrial Town --
3 To Have and to Hold: Marriage and Family Formation in Nineteenth-Century Saint-Hyacinthe --
4 Families at the Threshold: Newlyweds, Household Structure, and Proximity to Kin --
5 Interesting Conditions: Fertility and Family Size in Transition --
6 Conclusion: The Art of the Possible --
Appendix: Family Formation in Focus: An Essay on Methods --
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Series Title: Studies on the history of Quebec.
Responsibility: Peter Gossage.
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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  Read more...


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"Very few prior to [Gossage] have studied the small urban centres which typified the industrialization process in Quebec outside Montreal ...the author has been meticulous in his research and Read more...

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