Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada's Great War

TitleHometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada's Great War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsRutherdale, Robert Allen
Number of Pages331
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
CityVancouver
Abstract

Through the lens of three Canadian cities during the First World War, Robert Rutherdale shows how the everyday lives of people in very different local settings were affected by their perceptions of a distant war. Drawing on extensive archival sources and daily newspapers of the period, he brings us into the communities of Lethbridge, Alberta, Guelph, Ontario, and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, where, though miles and worlds away from the fighting overseas, involvement in the war effort and the subsequent stories of the war helped shape Canada's collective memory. There is no other book that looks at Canada's First World War history from this perspective. Hometown Horizons contributes to a growing body of work on the social and cultural histories of the First World War, and this history, of a war as seen from the home front, will find an eager readership among social and military historians, cultural studies scholars, and anyone interested in wartime Canada.

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