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Discover new aspects of the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries through thematic tours.

Divided into five major themes and five time periods, these thematic tours may be accessed three different ways, by: Web tours (documented images, in HTML), movie clips (QuickTime version) and movie clips (Flash version).

Featured Thematic Tour

Milk: A Matter of Life and Death

Joanne Burgess, Université du Québec à Montréal

In the late 19th century, urbanization and industrialization bring about profound changes in the eating habits and food supply of Canadians. Grocery stores seem to appear on every street corner. Railways link the city to distant suppliers. The consumption of dairy products is very much affected by these changes. City dwellers purchase vast amounts of butter and cheese, enjoy ice cream as a special treat, and drink more raw milk than ever before. The growth of cities also leads to numerous complaints about milk quality.


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