Halifax: South End

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Few cities in North America compare to Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, when it comes to history. Since it was founded in 1749, Halifax has been the venue for a wide range of historical firsts, ranging from the first Martello Tower to the first city litentirely by electrical light, from the first divorce court to the first zoo, and from the first distillery to the first saltwater ferry service. Halifax: South End looks at this wonderfully historic and varied city, concentrating on the South End and the downtown area from the 1860s through 1920. During this period, great change enveloped Halifax. War, fire, explosions, and other disasters reshaped the city, yet there were also joyous occasions to celebrate. Included in this collection are many never before seen photographs of the people and places of Halifax as well as images borrowed from the Public Archives of Nova Scotia. Discover life as it was lived during these volatile and formative years, with a city reflecting on its connections to Great Britain while forging ahead as part of a new country.
ISBN: 9780738572727
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nova Scotia
Series: Historic Canada
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author James Cornall has worked as a teacher, conservation officer, writer, and broadcaster. In Halifax: South End, he provides an excellent cross-section of life in Halifax in the 19th century through vintage images and an informative and enlightening text.
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