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    First woman lawyer trumps mosogynists

    July 16th, 2012

    Among the pantheon of leaders who crashed the doors and shattered the glass ceiling that held women back from the professions and business, few have done as much crashing and shattering as Clara Brett Martin (1874-1923) of Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »


    Boy gamblers own Montreal sidewalks

    July 8th, 2012

    SOCIAL HISTORY: stories of life and times in Canada past

    Young boys who gamble and play games take over Montreal’s sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to detour through muddy streets or absorb taunts, threats and curses if they dare walk through the ranks of children, Read the rest of this entry »


    Life in the public library

    July 7th, 2012

    SOCIAL HISTORY: life and times in Canada past

    “For men out of work, the Public Library is the one place outside of a barroom where they can find warmth and a degree of comfort.” Read the rest of this entry »


    The great secret of morality

    July 3rd, 2012

    “The great secret of morals is love or going out of our own nature in Read the rest of this entry »