Saint John: The Making of a Colonial Urban Community

By T.W. Acheson

© 1993

Saint John, New Brunswick, was a small, stagnant mercantile town in 1800. Its character was set by its British garrison, a few prominent Loyalist officials, and a small merchant elite. But that character changed quickly and dramatically in the first half of the nineteenth century. T.W. Acheson traces the events that lead to the change and analyses their impact on the community.

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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 326 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.6in x 0.8in x 9.6in
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T.W. Acheson traces the events that led to Saint John, New Brunswick's character change and analyses their impact on the community.

Saint John: The Making of a Colonial Urban Community

By T.W. Acheson

© 1993

Saint John, New Brunswick, was a small, stagnant mercantile town in 1800. Its character was set by its British garrison, a few prominent Loyalist officials, and a small merchant elite. But that character changed quickly and dramatically in the first half of the nineteenth century. T.W. Acheson traces the events that lead to the change and analyses their impact on the community.

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 326 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.6in x 0.8in x 9.6in
  • Reviews

    'An excellent work on the very frontier of 19th-century urban research.'


    P.B. Waite
    Choice

    'An unforgettable insight into a hitherto sadly neglected part of the history of the city and the province.'


    George M. Betts
    City Magazine

    'The finest study to date of early 19th century Canadian Society.'


    Gilbert A. Stelter
    Canadian Historical Review
  • Author Information

    Thomas W. Acheson is a member of the Department of History, University of New Brunswick.