Urban History Review

This journal publishes articles and research notes in the field of Canadian urban history.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, February

Newark: The Nation's Unhealthiest City, 1832-1895
Galishoff, Stuart., Newark: The Nation's Unhealthiest City, 1832-1895. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1988, Pp. xii, 260. Tables, maps, index. $38.00 (U.S.). The United States Census of 1890 designated Newark as the unhealthiest city in...
"Said to Be a Very Honest Jew:" the R. G. Dun Credit Reports and Jewish Business Activity in Mid-19th Century Montreal
Abstract This paper examines the participation of members of Montreal's tiny Jewish community in the city's economic development between the 1840's and the 1870's. Based largely on the R. G. Dun & Co. credit reports, this study reveals that...
Some Economic Constraints on Land Transportation in Upper Canada/Canada West
The examination of the patterns of transportation before the advent of the railway is of more than antiquarian interest. Most of our urban places were founded before the railway made the movement of freight and people overland, swift and relatively...
Studying Cities in Their Context
Abstract Urban historians have not transcended a fascination with specific places. Consequently, this field of historical inquiry has a relative lack of theoretical statements concerning sets of cities. Meanwhile, social scientists clearly have...
Symbols in the Streets: Parades in Victorian Urban Canada
"Yesterday a whole community--the population of a vast city--turned out into the highways to bury their dead ... Montreal has never before seen such a spectacle ... the crowds who attended the remains of the late Mr. McGee ... were Composed of all...
The Growth of Toronto, 1861-1941: A Cartographic Essay
Introduction The built-up area of the city rarely corresponds to the municipal boundary. As the city expands, its political limits usually change more slowly, if at all. This has been especially true in the twentieth century, when the typical pattern...
Twin City Ethnopolitics: Urban Rivalry, Ethnic Radicalism and Assimilation in the Lakehead, 1900-70
Abstract Urban politics and ethnicity have been intimately linked in the history of the twin cities, Port Arthur and Fort William, later amalgamated into Thunder Bay in 1970. The historic relatinship between political and urban development and ethnicity...