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Department
History
Course
HIS263Y1
Professor
Heidi Bohaker
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 4 12011 The Age of Light, Soap, and Water Age of Reform o Ida Whipple in 1910, she was 17 in New Brunswick. Won a prize for an essay called the Busy East on civic improvement. Addressed a wide range set of issues; better public library and playgrounds, better policing, better chemistry equipment in school, prohibition, more experts in the government, etc. o She wrote about ideas of reform in the big cities of Canada and Britain o Her ordinariness makes a good example for the trends of the period o Reforms penetrated down into the ordinary population o 1880s-1920s North Americans were taken up with reform initiatives o Fix problems they saw in the emerging urban industrial Canada o Prison reform, urban reform, sanitation, public health, sexual and social purity
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