Coming May 2017
In the early 1900s, a series of small communities with modest industries was transformed, into a large, rapidly expanding industrial centre. By the end of the 1920s, the Border Cities had emerged as the eighth largest urban conglomeration in Canada, home to the nation’s fourth largest industrial complex.
The story of Windsor’s emergence during this period is largely one of confrontation and conflict. As one of the first truly multicultural areas of Canada, the Border Cities showed all of the stress of integrating religious and ethnic groups into one community. Tracing the region’s development through prohibition, the Great Depression, and the military expansion of World War 2, the era reaches its climax during the infamous Ford Factory Strike of 1945, when communist-led autoworkers faced off against corporate management—as well as provincial and federal police.
Following the success of The River & the Land: A History of Windsor to 1900, this second book in Patrick Brode’s comprehensive, three-volume history of the Border Cities region captures an age of explosive growth and political
PRAISE FOR PATRICK BRODE
“Fascinating.”—The Windsor Star
“As with all of Brode’s books, it is thoroughly researched and superbly written.”—Biz X Magazine