Waterloo You Never Knew

Life on the Margins
Product Number: EB00779830
Released: Oct 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781459742925
Publisher: Dundurn
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The history you don't know is the most fascinating of all. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century, Waterloo, Ontario, could be any small Canadian community. Its familiar histories privilege the "great accomplishments" of those who built the institutions we know today: industry, government, and education. But what of those who were marginalized, weird, and wonderful—real people who lived between the boundaries of mainstream existence? Waterloo You Never Knew reveals forgotten and little known tales of a community in transition and reflects on those lives lived in infamy and obscurity, by choice or design. Meet the rumrunner, the ex-slaves, and the cholera victims, the grave-digging doctor, the sEance-loving politician, and the sorcery-practising healer. Come inside. See the Waterloo you never knew, revealed.

Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 22, 2019

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