A central Nova Scotian County and the landward pull : the case of Colchester, 1867-1925

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator White, Terrence, 1942-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:15Z
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier.other FC2345 C54 W44
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22016
dc.description 156, [7] leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves [157]-[163].
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the first sixty years of Colchester County’s experience within the Canadian Confederation. This paper is organized into five separate sections which examine the economic, political and social responses of the county within the framework of the Canadian Confederation. Chapter one is a general summary of county population during the years under study. Chapter two and Chapter three deal with county politics. They examine the choices made by county electors on the federal and provincial levels. Chapter four deals with the shipbuilding industry of the county in general terms to show the decline of the industry during the last half of the nineteenth century. Chapter five examines the Town of Truro and its metamorphosis from a rural market town at mid-nineteenth century to an aggressive manufacturing town, with national ambitions, in the short space of about thirty years. Overall, the Town of Truro may be said to have desired, cherished and benefited by the landward attractions of Confederation. The Colchester people outside the town, however, did not share this bright vision. They rejected fairly consistently any proposed benefits of Confederation. Rural industries declined, farms were abandoned and the only benefit of the railway was for passage away from their homes.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc FC2345.C54
dc.subject.lcsh Colchester (N.S. : County) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Colchester (N.S. : County) -- Economic conditions
dc.title A central Nova Scotian County and the landward pull : the case of Colchester, 1867-1925
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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