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A township at war

Author: Jonathan F Vance
Publisher: [Waterloo, ON] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book recreates one corner of rural Canada, the southern Ontario township of East Flamborough, during the First World War. Drawing from rich narrative sources, this work uses the local to understand the national, revealing what rural people were like a century ago - how they saw the world, what they valued, and how they lived their lives.

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Genre/Form: Electonic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vance, Jonathan Franklin William, 1963-
Township at war.
[Waterloo, ON] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2018]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan F Vance
ISBN: 9781771123891 1771123893 9781771123884 1771123885
OCLC Number: 1076264092
Awards: Winner of Chalmers Award for Ontario History 2018 (Canada)
Winner of C.P. Stacey Award 2018 (Canada)
Short-listed for Ontario Speaker's Book Award 2019 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; A NOTE TO READERS; Introduction --
Clare; 1 Before; 2 1914; 3 1915; 4 1916; 5 1917; 6 1918; 7 After; Envoi --
Clare; NOTES; A NOTE ON PRIMARY SOURCES; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Jonathan F. Vance.
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Takes the reader from rural Canadian field and farm to the slopes of Vimy Ridge and the mud of Passchendaele, and shows how a tightly knit Ontario community was consumed and transformed by the trauma  Read more...


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A delightful read, not only because I seemed to be hearing about the small town of my childhood, but also because it is in the history of small thingsthe little towns and ordinary livesthat the might Read more...

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