Halifax Explosion

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Rebuilding Halifax

A History of the Halifax Relief Commision

Using the perspectives of law, politics, public policy and intergovernmental relations, historian Barry Cahill describes the complex activities of an almost-unaccountable agency that took the … 226 View
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Introduction

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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The introduction provides a brief overview of the history of the Halifax Relief Commission and it’s activities over the course of its six-decade existence. 12 $1.20 Add
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Halifax Relief

From Citizen’s Committee to Government Commission (1917-1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 1 Discusses the immediate aftermath of the explosion of the Mont Blanc in Halifax harbour. The chapter describes how, within hours of the catastrophe, local government and business … 29 $2.90 Add
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The First Year

-1918

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 2 discusses the actions of the Halifax Relief Commission in the first year after the explosion. 28 $2.80 Add
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Thomas Adams and Town Planning for the Devastated Area

(1918)

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Chapter 3 discusses the plans for the rebuilding of the devastated North End of Halifax into what would eventually become the Hydrostone neighbourhood. 16 $1.60 Add
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Benevolent Oligarchy or “Political Octopus”?

(1919-1921)

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Chapter 4 discusses the political and financial controversies that the Halifax relief commission became embroiled in after the end of the First World War, as reconstruction of the destroyed areas … 16 $1.60 Add
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The Long Anticlimax

(1922-1945)

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Chapter 5 discusses the work of the Halifax Relief Commission in the decades after reconstruction of the city was concluded, as its role became managing the pension funds for explosion victims … 16 $1.60 Add
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Twilight of the Gods

(1945-1972)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 6 discusses the gradual winding down of the Relief Commissions work after the Second World war as disputes over its roles and responsibilities with the municipal, provincial, and federal … 20 $2.00 Add
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Denouement

(1972-1976)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 7 discusses how the Halifax Relief Commission finally and formally came to an end nearly 6 decades after the Halifax Explosion. 13 $1.30 Add
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Epilogue

Halifax Disaster Commemoration

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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The epilogue assess the legacy of the Halifax Relief Commission and the role it played in shaping the city throughout the 20th century. 6 $0.60 Add
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Appendix

The Halifax Relief Commission First Annual Report (31 December 1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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The Halifax Relief Commission First Annual Report (31 December 1918) 19 $1.90 Add