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Respectable Citizens: Gender, Family, and Unemployment in Ontario's Great Depression

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High unemployment rates, humiliating relief policy, and the spectre of eviction characterized the experiences of many Ontario families in the Great Depression. Respectable Citizens is an examination of the material difficulties and survival strategies of families facing poverty and unemployment, and an analysis of how collective action and protest redefined the meanings of ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by University of Toronto Press (first published October 1st 2009)
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Information factor was good and it was fairly interesting in the first three chapters but the final three were rather boring.
Mar 04, 2016 rated it liked it
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Lots of information. Most of the historical content comes from court records. Important to note that in most cases when the word "women" is used the author means "mothers".
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