The Resource Toronto's poor : a rebellious history, Bryan D. Palmer and Gaétan Héroux ; foreword by Frances Fox Piven

Toronto's poor : a rebellious history, Bryan D. Palmer and Gaétan Héroux ; foreword by Frances Fox Piven

Label
Toronto's poor : a rebellious history
Title
Toronto's poor
Title remainder
a rebellious history
Statement of responsibility
Bryan D. Palmer and Gaétan Héroux ; foreword by Frances Fox Piven
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Toronto's Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people's resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of the many panics, downturns, recessions, and depressions that punctuate the years from the 1830s to the present. Written by a working-class historian and a poor people's activist, this is a rebellious book that links past and present in an almost two-hundred year story of struggle and resistance. It is about men, women, and children relegated to lives of desperation by an uncaring system, and how they have refused to be defeated. In that refusal, and in winning better conditions for themselves, Toronto's poor create the possibility of a new kind of society, one ordered not by acquisition and individual advance, but by appreciations of collective rights and responsibilities."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, Bryan D
Dewey number
  • 305.5/6909713541
  • 305.56909 PAL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4050.T6
LC item number
P34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Héroux, Gaétan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Toronto (Ont.)
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Social conditions
  • Ontario
Label
Toronto's poor : a rebellious history, Bryan D. Palmer and Gaétan Héroux ; foreword by Frances Fox Piven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-501)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 523 pages
Isbn
9781771132817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953887588
  • (OCoLC)ocn953887588
Label
Toronto's poor : a rebellious history, Bryan D. Palmer and Gaétan Héroux ; foreword by Frances Fox Piven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-501)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 523 pages
Isbn
9781771132817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953887588
  • (OCoLC)ocn953887588

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