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Fernie at War : 1914 - 1919 - by Wayne Norton (Paperback)

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Fernie, a small community located in BC’s Kootenay region, entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride—it emerged five years later having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear their community apart.

As a resource-based economy with unusually large and varied immigrant populations, and exceptionally high recruitment levels, Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that contributed to a war-time experience for Fernie that was more dramatic and more revealing of underlying tensions than that of any other Canadian community.

In his new book, Fernie at War, historian and author Wayne Norton explores what it meant to live in Fernie during those confusing and divisive years.

Number of Pages: 224
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Military, Sociology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Book theme: Canada, World War I, Rural
Author: Wayne Norton
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2017
TCIN: 53485987
UPC: 9781987915495
Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-3965
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