Urban History Review

Volume 9, Number 3, February 1981

Table of contents (20 articles)

  1. Mayors à La Mancha: An Aspect of Depression Leadership in Canadian Cities
  2. Entrepreneurship and the Family Compact: York-Toronto, 1822-55
  3. William Gilbert Gosling and the Establishment of Commission Government in St. John's, Newfoundland, 1914
  4. The Myth of the Metropolis: The Role of the City in Canadian Regionalism

Research Notes  / Note de recherche

  1. Municipal Bonusing of Industry: The Legislative Framework in Ontorio to 1830
  1. Notes and Comments : Contributors; Cover Photograph; Copies of the UHR.; Exemplaires de la RHU.; Recent Publications; Canadian Centre for Architecture; New Journal for the History of Canadian Science, Technology and Medicine; CMHC Publications/Publications de la SCHL.; City Blocks, CitySpaces. Historical Photographs of Canada's Urban Growth, c.1850-1900

Book Reviews  / Comptes rendus

Hamilton between the Covers

  1. Hamilton Between the Covers
  2. McCalla, Douglas. The Upper Canada Trade, 1834-1872: A Study of the Buchanans' Business. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979. Pp. viii, 231. Tables. $15.00
  3. Graff, Harvey J. The Literacy Myth: Literacy and Social Structure in the Nineteenth Century City. Studies in Social Discontinuity Series. New York: Academic Press, 1979. Pp. 354. Tables, figures, illustrations. $27.50
  4. Palmer, Bryan D. A Culture in Conflict: Skilled Workers and Industrial Capitalism in Hamilton, Ontario 1860-1914. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1979. Pp. xviii, 331. Illustrations. $23.50 and $10.95 (paperback)
  5. James, Williams, and James, Evelyn M. A Sufficient Quantity of Pure and Wholesome Water. The Story of Hamilton's Old Pumphouse. London: Phelps Publishing Company, 87 Bruce Street, London, Ontario, 1978. Pp. viii, 151 and 40 unnumbered pages of illustrations. $15.00
  6. Freeman, Bill, and Hewitt, Marsha. Their Town: The Mafia, The Media, and the Party Machine. Toronto: Lorimer, 1979. Pp. 174. Maps, illustrations. $19.95 and $8.95 (paperback)

The Poverty of Liberal and Marxist Analysis?

  1. The Poverty of Liberal and Marxist Analysis?
  2. Arthur P. Solomon, ed. The Prospective City. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1980
  3. Castells, Manuel. The Urban Question: A Marxist Approach. Paris : Maspero, 1972, 1976. Trans. by Alan Sheridan. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1977; London: Edward Arnold, 1977. Pp. x, 500. Tables, figures / Castells, Manuel. City, Class and Power. Trans, by Elizabeth Lebas. London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1978. Pp. x, 198. Tables


  1. Artibise, Alan F.J., and Stelter, Gilbert A., eds. The Usable Urban Past: Planning and Politics in the Modern Canadian City. Toronto: Macmillan, 1979. Pp. viii, 383. Maps, illustrations. $9.95 
  2. [Canada, Department of Agriculture] List of Canadian Patents, From the Beginning of the Patent Office, June, 1824, to the 31st of August, 1872. Ottawa: Roger & Co., 1882. Fascimile reproduction by Gordon Publications and Reproductions, 929 Alpine Avenue, Ottawa, K2B 5R9, 1979. Pp. 222. $7.50
  3. Preston, Howard L. Automobile Age Atlanta: The Making of a Southern Metropolis. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1979. Pp. xix, 203. Tables, maps, illustrations. $12.00
  4. Perrot, Jean-Claude. Genèse d’une ville moderne : Caen au XVIIIe siècle. 2 vols. Paris : Mouton, 1975. Pp. 1157. Illustrated / Leguin, Yves. Les ouvriers de la région lyonnaise, 1848-1914. 2 vols. Lyon : Presses universitaires de Lyon, 1977. Pp. 500 / Bergeron, Louis. Banquiers, négociants et manufacturiers parisiens de Directoire à l’Empire. Paris : Mouton, 1979. Pp.  436
  1. Thesis Abstracts / Barry Wayne Luscombe. "Social Distance and Spatial Distance: Segregation and Dispersion of Social Classes in Regina, Saskatchewan." M.A. Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Regina, 1977 / Donald George Ross. "Population Growth: The Catalyst of Spatial Changes in Regina, 1945-1975, With a Projection to the Future." M.A. Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Regina, 1979 / Jesse Weldon. "The Salient Factors Contributing to the Earliest Settlement Patterns in East and West Hawkesbury Townships, Upper Canada, 1788-1846." M.A. Thesis, Department of Geography, Carleton University, 1980 / Murray W.W. Nicolson. "The Catholic Church and the Irish in Victorian Toronto, 1850-1900." Ph.D. Thesis, Department of History, University of Guelph, 1980 / Edward J. Noble. "Men and Circumstances: Entrepreneurs and Community Growth, A Case Study, Orillia, 1867-1898." Ph.D. Thesis, Department of History, University of Guelph, 1980 / Robert S. Robson. "Flin Flon: A Single Enterprise Community, 1927-1946." M.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Manitoba, 1980