Urban History Review

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

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1, Fall

Accommodating Resistance: Unionization, Gender, and Ethnicity in Winnipeg's Garment Industry, 1929-1945
This article examines the culturally particular and gendered ways in which Jewish immigrant women in the garment industry negotiated their new Canadian urban environments by participating in labour protest, indicating how the site of the strike was...
American Expatriates and the Building of Alternative Social Space in Toronto, 1965-1977
This article explores the history of U.S. expatriates and draft resisters in alternative political and cultural communities within Toronto during the late 1960s and early 1970s. As such these expatriates were important players in shaping and creating...
Beyond the "Politics of Toil": Collective Mobilization and Individual Activism in Toronto's Portuguese Community, 1950s-1990s
The following article examines the changing political attitudes of Portuguese immigrants in Canada from the arrival of the first cohort in the 1950s to the emergence of the second and third generations in Canadian mainstream society in the 1990s. In...
Encounters, Contests, and Communities: New Histories of Race and Ethnicity in the Canadian City, Part 2
The history of Canadian ethnic and racial diversity, we asserted in the introduction to part 1 of this Special Theme Issue, has been deeply and increasingly interwoven with the history of cities. As the articles in part 1 illustrated, attention to...
Ethnicity and Neighbourhoods: Looking Backward, Facing Forward
Robert Harney was the most important influence on the history of urban ethnicity in Canada. We will examine how Harney and those who worked closely with him approached this phenomenon in the exciting period of the 1970s and 1980s. The second half of...
John Becker, 1932-2010
John Becker, of Becker Associates, publishers of the Urban History Review, passed away on 22 September 2010. John played a vital role in the management of this journal for almost two decades. Having helped rescue UHR in its darkest hour, he also helped...
The Changing Face of Little Italy: The Miss Colombo Pageant and the Making of Ethnicity in Trail, British Columbia, 1970-1977
This article examines gender and ethnicity as part of the same social experience. It argues that the annul contest to crown Miss Colombo in Trail, British Columbia, during the first half of the 1970s, together with the campaign to preserve the beauty...
"We Started over Again, We Were Young": Postwar Social Worlds of Child Holocaust Survivors in Montreal
Thousands of child Holocaust survivors arrived in Montreal, Quebec, between 1947 and 1952, looking to remake their lives, rebuild their families, and recreate their communities. Integration was not seamless. As survivors struggled to carve spaces for...