At Odds: Gambling and Canadians, 1919-1969 (Hardback)
  • At Odds: Gambling and Canadians, 1919-1969 (Hardback)
zoom

At Odds: Gambling and Canadians, 1919-1969 (Hardback)

(author)
£65.99
Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 11/01/2003
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Using a rich variety of historical sources, Suzanne Morton traces the history of gambling regulation in five Canadian provinces - Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and B.C. - from the First World War to the federal legalization in 1969. This regulatory legislation, designed to control gambling, ended a long period of paradox and pretence during which gambling was common, but still illegal. Morton skilfully shows the relationship between gambling and the wider social mores of the time, as evinced by labour, governance, and the regulation of 'vice.' Her focus on the ways in which race, class, and gender structured the meaning of gambling underpins and illuminates the historical data she presents. She shows, for example, as "Old Canada" (the Protestant, Anglo-Celtic establishment) declined in influence, gambling took on a less deviant connotation - a process that continued as charity became secularized and gambling became a lucrative fundraising activity eventually linked to the welfare state. At Odds is the first Canadian historical examination of gambling, a complex topic which is still met by moral ambivalence, legal proscription, and volatile opinion. This highly original study will be of interest to the undergraduate history or social science student, but will also hold the attention of a more general reader.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802035646
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 235 x 160 x 27 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Rainborowes
Added to basket
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
Bolivar
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Last Stand
Added to basket
The Black Jacobins
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
Che Guevara
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
1491
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Phoenix Squadron
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
The American West
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
Team of Rivals
Added to basket
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket
1776
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.