Canada Geo Oct 26 - Montreal: The Social Geography of a...

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Montreal: The Social Geography of a Nineteenth Century Metropolis Introduction - Geography o Spatial patterns; spatial processes; spatial meaning - Social o Culture, ethnicity, demography, welfare,… - Social Geography o “The geography of the human condition” - Late 19 th Century Montreal o Contrasts in terms of “the human condition”: The City Below the Hill lower social status lower income Vs. The Golden Square Mile High social status high income Montreal: A Brief Story - 1534 Jacques Cartier “discovers” the village of Hochelaga (Native colony?) he was the first European to talk to this colony - 1642 Mission colony established at Ville-Marie birth of Montreal - 1700 Montreal focal point of fur trade - 1784 Montreal merchants organize the North West Co. (Simon McTavish) - 1800 Population = 9000 - 1817 Canada’s first bank: Bank of Montreal - 1825 Eire Canal allowed water transportation to bypass Montreal and also go to NY - 1840 Population = 40000 (> Quebec City) - 1851 Population = 58000 (city) 78000 (island) - 1891 Population = 220000 (city) 278000 (island)
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course GEOG 2RC3 taught by Professor Peace during the Fall '11 term at McMaster University.

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Canada Geo Oct 26 - Montreal: The Social Geography of a...

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