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VANISHING SCHOOLS, THREATENED COMMUNITIES: THE CONTESTED SCHOOLHOUSE IN MARITIME CANADA, 1850-2010., Bennett, Paul W.
1 Bennett, Paul W. VANISHING SCHOOLS, THREATENED COMMUNITIES: THE CONTESTED SCHOOLHOUSE IN MARITIME CANADA, 1850-2010.
Fernwood, Halifax, 2011. 
190 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781552664018 B&w photographs. "Traditional schoolhouses and neighbourhood schools are disappearing at an alarming rate, making way for huge schools that serve multiple communities and adhere to the logic of moderni zation, centralization, and uniformity. In (this book, the author) explores the phenomenon of school closures, focusing on the little known and contentious history of public schooling in Maritime Canada from 1850 to the present. In a lively and s t imulating narrative, (he) examines the rise of common schooling from one-room schoolhouses that encouraged local democratic control through to 'super sized' schools governed by a vast bureaucracy that silences public participation. Local 'save ou r schools' movements do arise in cities, towns, and villages throughout the Maritimes but rarely succeed in slowing the unrelenting march of 'progress'. Bennett contends that, in both urban and rural Maritime Canada, closing schools rips out a soci al anchor vital to community survival and imperils the democratic ideals that originally guided the public school system. He shows that education is increasingly dominated by a bureaucratic state where the 'bigger is better' ideology and an impers ona l, unresponsive organizational apparatus drive the entire system. The book closes with a clarion call to completely reinvent public education to better serve the needs of our children and our communities." Interior - clean and tight with no pr evio us ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOCIAL INSURANCE AND ALLIED SERVICES., Beveridge, William, Sir.
2 Beveridge, William, Sir. SOCIAL INSURANCE AND ALLIED SERVICES.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1942 Stapled Good 
299 pp, 9 3/8" H. Stapled paper gatherings including title page. Contains the main report and Appendices A-F. Appendix G (Memoranda from Organisations) was printed separately and is not included here. XLV Tables. A founding document of the UK's welfare state. Beveridge envisioned "cradle to grave" social services that would address the social evils of "squalor, ignorance, want, idleness, and disease". The Report resulted in a series of Acts (National Insurance, National Assistance, and National Health Service) after Labour won the 1945 General Election. Contents: Part I. Introduction and Summary (The Committee's Survey and its Results / Three Guiding Principles / The Way to Freedom from Want / Summary of Plan for Social Security / The Nature of Social Insurance / Provisional Rates of Benefit and Contribution / Unified Social Security and the Changes Involved / Procedure of Committee / Signature of Report). Part II. The Principal Changes Proposed and Their Reasons. Part III. Three Special Problems (Benefit Rates and the Problem of Rent / The Problem of Age / The Problem of Alternative Remedies). Part IV. The Social Security Budget. Part V. Plan for Social Security (Assumptions, Methods and Principles / The People and their Needs / Benefits and other Insurance Payments / Compulsory Insurance Contributions / National Assistance / Voluntary Insurance / Adminstration / Provisional Rates of Benefit and Contribution). Part VI. Social Security and Social Policy (Assumption A: Children's Allowances / Assumption B: Comprehensive Health and Rehabilitation Services / Assumption C: Maintenance of Employment / Abolition of Want as a Practicable Post-War Aim / Planning for Peace in War); Appendices (Memorandum by the Government Actuary / Survey of Existing Schemes / List of Organisations and Individuals (Other than Government Departments) Submitting Written or Oral Evidence / The Problem of Industrial Assurance / Adminstration Costs of Various Forms of Insurance / Some Comparisons with other Countries). Interior - soft crease at fore-edge of most pages small crease at top corner of page 207 to end of book, small curl to most page corners. Exterior - corner creases, edge wrinkling - migrates into pages, bump at top of spine and bottom of rear hinge, light browning to edges of covers, small foxing mark at top of front cover, some darkening to edges of text block, scuff line across top of text block. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO JAPED., Dick, Philip K.  Cover art by Chris Moore.
3 Dick, Philip K. Cover art by Chris Moore. THE MAN WHO JAPED.
Eyre Methuen, London, 1978, first British hard cover edition. 
158 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413392902 "War and famine had been abolished through Morec, Moral Reclamation; peace and prosperity were the rule - they were, in fact, compulsory. Block committees, robot informers and youthful goon squads made sure everyone 'enjoyed' Morec. Allen Purcell, the new director of Entertainment and Propaganda, had always been happy in his world. At least he thought he was until he joined the world-wide hunt for the mad japer who was playing i nsulting pranks on the government. For in the search for the heretical prankster, Purcell found evidence pointing to himself as the culprit. If it was true - how did he do it? and how could he face the full force of an outraged society i f h e w a s d iscovered?" Light browning to pages - moderate at the beginning and at the end of the book, light browning to edges of textblock, very minor dint to top edge of front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Du s t ja c ke t ha s v ery minor edge wear, minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling, small crease at top corner of rear flap, areas of surface paper loss at parts of top inside edge - possibly due to insects (does not show through to outside surf ace ). Ver y Goo d- /Ve ry Go od- 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
BOLTON SCHOOL DAYS., Hesp, Murray.  Foreword By William G. Davis.
4 Hesp, Murray. Foreword By William G. Davis. BOLTON SCHOOL DAYS.
Bolton, Ontario Bolton Enterprise 1970 Second Printing Soft Cover Good- 
147 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Traces the history of Bolton, Ontario's schools, the buildings and the people who administered them, taught in them and received an education in them. Contents: The Little Log Academy; The Mud Brick Hall of Learning; Lessons in the Town Hall; The Temperance Hall School; Bolton Public School; Ellwood Memorial Public School; Local Superintendents - Inspectors; Teachers; Students; School Board Secretary-Treasurers; Caretakers - Custodians of Property; Attendance Officers and Counsellors; Trustees; Holy Family Roman Catholic School; The Dawn of a New Era. Interior - water stain and waviness at top corner of last half of pages, first and last pages have pulled away from staples - some archival repairs, tiny edge tear on last page - archivally taped. Exterior - water mark/light stain at top corner of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, minor browning and soiling on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND THE WORLD'S LIFE., Maude, F.N., Colonel.
5 Maude, F.N., Colonel. WAR AND THE WORLD'S LIFE.
Smith, Elder, London, 1907. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. 6 fold-out diagrams/maps at rear. "In the following pages I have endeavoured to trace out the consequences which must follow from the gradual assimilation by all Continental Powers of the principles laid down by Clausewitz as guiding the conduct of Modern War, and the inevitable reaction upon our own (the British) position...." Chapter headings: Sociology wit h Regard to Military History; The Foundations of Home Defence; Difference of Opinion as to Tactical Training; The Function of the Volunteers in Peace; What Becomes of the Money Spent on Military Preparations?; Does Military Expenditure Pay? ; S o c i a l i sm in Germany; The Armies of France and Russia; The British Army Since 1815 to 1900; Fleet and Army; The Problem of Invasion; The Psychology of Drill-Ground Training; The Psychology of the Battlefield; Voluntary versus Compulsory Se rv i ce ; Th e Re gu la r Army; Adequacy of Auxiliary Forces to Resist Invasion; Esprit de Corps and the Volunteers; The General Staff and War Office Administration; The Education of the Nation; Boy Brigades - The Militia - Conclusion; Appendix - Na rra ti ve an d O ut lin e o f W ar-Game for the Northern Command. An award inscription and scattered light tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, fold-out diagram V has small light liquid splash and small area of ink smudging on back, faint tiny fox ing ma rks on hal f-ti tle and title page, pages 40 to 60 have soft crease at top corner, one or two pages with minor tiny marks, light foxing marks to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light dust soiling to top of textblock (cleaned), very light edg e we ar, ligh t fa ding to s pine color. VG- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
6 Sandwell, B.K. THE CANADIAN PEOPLES.
Oxford University Press, London, (1947), reprint. 
128 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Fold-out map of Canada pre-Newfoundland at front of book, b&w photographs. Contents: The French Were Here First; The Coming of the White Man - French and British; Beginnings of Self-Government; Quarter-Century of Deadlock; The French on an English-Speaking Continent; Early Days in English Canada; Provinces by the Sea; The Great Canadian Shield; The Entry from the Pacific; The Coming of the Irish; Pressures towards Confederation; What Confederation Made; The First Thirty Years; The Dawn of "Canada's Century"; A World Drawing Near to War; The 1914-18 War, Compulsory Service and French Canada; Nation in Commonwealth; We are Made by Geography. Light edge wear to boards, light browning to endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, small tears/chips and creases - mainly at top of spine area, slight darkening to spine. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA:  HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION., Snell, James G. & Vaughan, Frederick.
7 Snell, James G. & Vaughan, Frederick. THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA: HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION.
Toronto Osgoode Society / University of Toronto Press 1985 0802034179 / 9780802034175 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
319pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/red boards with black lettering on spine/front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations. "(T)races the development of the Supreme Court of Canada from its establishment in the earliest days following Confederation, through its attainment of independence from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1949, to the adoption of the Constitution Act, 1982. The authors describe the politics of the judicial appointments and document the internal struggles and tensions between justices. Central to the story is the attitude of successive federal governments to the need for a strong and intellectually vibrant court. Until 1982 the Supreme Court of Canada played a minor role in the history of the Canadian political structure. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has thrust new responsibility on the Court, and as those responsibilities are increasingly exercised in the years ahead the Court will become a major participant in our national life. This book explores the foundation on which that participation will be built." Minor edge wear, very small erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS:  REPRESENTATION., Ward, Norman.
8 Ward, Norman. THE CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS: REPRESENTATION.
Toronto University of Toronto 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
307 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Nature of Representation in Canada; The Constituencies (Redistribution, 1867-1892 / Redistribution, 1892-1948); The Members of Parliament (Qualifications and Disqualfications of Members / The Independence of Parliament / The Payment of Members / The Personnel of Parliament); Elections (Nominating and Voting Procedure / The Election Officials / The Voters' Lists / The Election / The Franchise / The Disfranchisement of Citizens / Electoral Corruption and Controverted Elections / Election Expenses); Conclusion; Appendixes (Relevant Sections of the British North America Acts / Dates and Results of General Elections since 1867 / A Note on the Statistics of Representation); Index. Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small ink scribble and erased pencil mark on rear free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, several small closed tears and ships, light browning, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
POX:  AN AMERICAN HISTORY., Willrich, Michael.
9 Willrich, Michael. POX: AN AMERICAN HISTORY.
New York Penguin Press 2011 1594202869 / 9781594202865 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
422 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "At the turn of the last century, a powerful smallpox epidemic swept the United States from coast to coast. The age-old disease spread swiftly through an increasingly interconnected American landscape: from southern tobacco plantations to the dense immigrant neighborhoods of northern cities to far-flung villages on the edges of the nascent American empire. (This book) offers a gripping chronicle of how the nation's continent-wide fight against smallpox launched one of the most important civil liberties struggles of the twentieth-century. At the dawn of the activist progressive era, and during a moment of great optimism about modern medicine, the government responded to the deadly epidemic by calling for universal compulsory vaccination. To enforce the law, public health authorities relied on quarantines, pesthouses, and 'virus squads' - corps of doctors and club-wielding police. Though these measures eventually contained the disease, they also sparked a wave of popular resistance among Americans who perceived them as a threat to their health and to their rights. At the time, antivaccinationists were often dismissed as misguided cranks, but Willrich argues that they belonged to a wider legacy of American dissent that attended the rise of an increasingly powerful movement. While a well-organized antivaccination movement sprang up during these years, many American resisted in subtler ways - by concealing sick family members or forging immunization certificates. 'Pox' introduces us to memorable characters on both sides of the debate, from Henning Jacobson, a Swedish Lutheran minister whose battle against vaccination went all the way to the Supreme Court, to C.P. Wertenbaker, a federal surgeon who saw himself as a medical missionary combating a deadly - and preventable - disease. As Willrich suggests, many of the questions first raised by the turn-of-the-century antivaccination movement are still with us: How far should the government go to protect us from peril? What happens when the interest of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience?" Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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