Manufacturing Montreal: The Making of an Industrial Landscape, 1850 to 1930

In Manufacturing Montreal Robert Lewis provides a detailed historical geographic account of a major North American city's industrial landscape from the beginnings of industrialization to the Great Depression. Challenging the traditional view that urban expansion due to industrial decentralization is a twentieth-century phenomenon, Lewis demonstrates that the process of industrial decentralization has been ongoing since the 1850s. Lewis's overall thesis is that the economic and social imperatives underlying industrial ...

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