Edmonton in Our Own Words

Edmonton in Our Own Words

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Linda Goyette and Carolina Roemmich have tapped Edmonton's collective memoir through the written record, the spoken stories, and the vast silences. All of the people who ever lived at this bend in the North Saskatchewan took part in creating the city we know as Edmonton. Citizens with diverse viewpoints speak for themselves, describing important events in Edmonton's social, political, and economic development. They have plenty to tell us. (Information about a companion project, Kidmonton, is found at http://www.brindleandglass.com/kidmonton.htm. A website is available at www.edmonton.ca.)
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780888644282
0888644280
Branch Call Number: 971.2334 GOY 2004 22
Characteristics: xxxviii, 463 p. : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Roemmich, Carolina Jakeway

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mombrarian
Jun 02, 2014

As a friend put it, "This should be required reading for everyone living in and around Edmonton."

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delmacdc
Jan 24, 2013

Great read. Wish more local history was taught at school. Talk to your elders and keep the past alive! Most Canadians think Calgary was the Wild West, but it wasn't even on the map when Edmonton was established in 1795! A gathering place for the cultural exchange, horse racing and celebrations. If Riel had been successful our society would be better integrated and more equitable. Let's keep the discussion going....

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