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Edited by Roger Hall, William Westfall and Laurel Sefton MacDowell

Toronto, Dundurn Press, 1988. 405pp, paper, ISBN 1-55002-035-8 (cloth) $29.95, 1-55002-034-X (paper) $19.95. CIP

Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up
Reviewed by Jerry McDonnell.

Volume 17 Number 5
1989 September

The Ontario Historical Association (O.H.A.) was founded in 1888 and is still very much an active organization, pro­moting and developing the study of the province's past. This volume celebrates the association's one hundredth birth­day.

The scope of coverage in the book is wide. There are articles by seventeen contributors, all eminently qualified, most of whom teach at Ontario univer­sities or in the United States. All three editors teach at the university level and are current or former editors of Ontario History, the journal of the O.H.A.

Articles range from the role and disappearance of the Neutral Indians to the mobilization of Ontario youth to aid the Second World War effort. Issues dealt with include the social (Alice Munro and small-town Ontario) and economic (competition in the nineteenth century). Other articles deal with population change and mobility on the frontier, the Jewish experience in Ontario, the establishment of Quetico Provincial Park, the changes in Toronto's King Street and the funding of science research. Politics is dealt with only incidentally in this volume.

All of the articles are thoroughly documented in scholarly style and many of them are illustrated with photographs and maps. This book should be in Ontario public, high school, and college libraries. It reflects the flavour of the province by dealing with specific small issues.

Jerry McDonnell, F.E. Madill Secondary School, Wingham, Ont.
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