Table of Contents:
  • Contents
  • Tables and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Illustrations
  • 1 Progress and the Confrontation with Nature
  • A colony for farm settlers
  • The language of landscape change
  • 2 Changing the Face of the Earth
  • The mechanics of transformation
  • Superimposed geometry
  • 3 Agents of Transformation: An Expanding Population
  • Loyalists, refugees, pioneers
  • Characteristics of a pioneer population
  • The 1840s: the modern census arrives
  • A New World mosaic
  • 4 Building a Social Structure
  • From refuge to colony
  • Landscape as society's re-creationIntensity of social structuring
  • Dimensions of a social geography
  • 5 Making a Living
  • Agriculture as the way of life
  • The other economy: timber
  • Small seeds of industry
  • Variation in affluence and socio-economic status
  • 6 Circulation of Goods, People, and Information
  • Getting around in early Ontario
  • Beyond road construction: making connections
  • Waiting for the train
  • 7 The Urban Role in an Agricultural Colony
  • The functions of urban places
  • Circumscribed roles
  • A gradually emerging urban system
  • 8 Conclusion: A New Land, HandmadeThe extent of transformation
  • The ethics of making a new land
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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