The TTC Story

The TTC Story

With the "trackless trolley's" increased manoeuvrability over steel-wheeled streetcars, its use of inexpensive electricity as a motive power (instead of the more costly gasoline) plus a ... The Bay route has had an unusual history.

Author: Mike Filey

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770700796

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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Looking back over the past 75 years, there is no doubt that public transportation has played a major role in the development and maturing of Toronto and its metropolitan area. Indeed , despite the fiscal challenges facing it, the TTC today remains a transit agency with an enviable reputation. The TTC Story:The First Seventy-five Years, by Mike Filey, features over one hundred magnificent black and white images selected to illustrate the principal "transit" event in each year of the TTC’s existence. The photographs have been selected from the Commission’s vast archival collection by its knowledgeable archivist, Ted Wickson. Each event is fully described and put into its local, national, and worldwide historical context through the use of entertaining and informative text.
Categories: Transportation

Children of the Paper Crane The Story of Sadako Sasaki and Her Struggle with the A Bomb Disease

Children of the Paper Crane  The Story of Sadako Sasaki and Her Struggle with the A Bomb Disease

The threestory structure of wood and mortar trembled slightly in response to the passing streetcars. Sadako's house was near the Kyobashi stop. The trams slowed as they approached. From her third-floor window Sadako could easily see the ...

Author: Masamoto Nasu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315489872

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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The proper role of government in the US economy has long been the subject of ideological dispute. This study of industrial policy as practised by administration after administration, explores the variations from a "hands-off" approach to protectionist policies and aggressive support for businesses.
Categories: Political Science

Be Free or Die The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Be Free or Die  The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls  Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Katharine Greider, “The Schoolteacher on the Streetcar,” New York Times, November 13, 2005, ... Against Negroes on Philadelphia Streetcars: (Part 1) Background and Beginning of the Battle,” Pennsylvania History, July 1973, 268. 16.

Author: Cate Lineberry

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250101877

Category: History

Page: 288

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***Finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize*** Henry Louis Gates, Jr: "A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history." Candice Millard: “Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer.” The astonishing true story of Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable vessel and the massive guns it carried to nearby Union forces. To be unsuccessful was a death sentence for all. Smalls’ courageous and ingenious act freed him and his family from slavery and immediately made him a Union hero while simultaneously challenging much of the country’s view of what African Americans were willing to do to gain their freedom. After his escape, Smalls served in numerous naval campaigns off Charleston as a civilian boat pilot and eventually became the first black captain of an Army ship. In a particularly poignant moment Smalls even bought the home that he and his mother had once served in as house slaves. Cate Lineberry's Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. This captivating tale of a valuable figure in American history gives fascinating insight into the country's first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many struggles and achievements of African Americans during the Civil War.
Categories: History

Streetcars and the Shifting Geographies of Toronto

Streetcars and the Shifting Geographies of Toronto

See, and Boris Spremo, Boris Spremo: Twenty Years of Photojournalism (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1983); Boris Spremo, Boris Spremo and His Camera Look at Toronto ...

Author: Brian Doucet

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487510190

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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When looking at old pictures of Toronto, it is clear that the city’s urban, economic, and social geography has changed dramatically over the generations. Historic photos of Toronto’s streetcar network offer a unique opportunity to examine how the city has been transformed from a provincial, industrial city into one of North America’s largest and most diverse regions. Streetcars and the Shifting Geographies of Toronto studies the city’s urban transformations through an analysis of photographs taken by streetcar enthusiasts, beginning in the 1960s. These photographers did not intend to record the urban form, function, or social geographies of Toronto; they were "accidental archivists" whose main goal was to photograph the streetcars themselves. But today, their images render visible the ordinary, day-to-day life in the city in a way that no others did. These historic photographs show a Toronto before gentrification, globalization, and deindustrialization. Each image has been re-photographed to provide fresh insights into a city that is in a constant state of flux. With gorgeous illustrations, this unique book offers an understanding of how Toronto has changed, and the reasons behind these urban shifts. The visual exploration of historic and contemporary images from different parts of the city helps to explain how the major forces shaping the city affect its form, functions, neighbourhoods, and public spaces.
Categories: Architecture

The Streetcars of Winnipeg Our Forgotten Heritage

The Streetcars of Winnipeg   Our Forgotten Heritage

The day I retired from Transit after 38 years of service July 31st 1992, the Company as a departing gift that last day gave me a copy of John Baker's book “Winnipeg's Electric Transit”, (The story of Winnipeg's streetcars and trolley ...

Author: Brian K. Darragh

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460246535

Category: Local transit

Page: 188

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On the 19th of September, 2015 it will be 60 years since the last streetcar made its final run through Winnipeg's well known Portage and Main. Even our oldest daughter in her mid fifties never had a chance to see a Winnipeg streetcar operating, and naturally her children and grandchildren haven't either. What an experience they have missed I operated the streetcars for the final 17 months of existence here, April 1954 to September 1955. I was the third youngest streetcar operator at that time. I turned 86 years old in November 2014 so the remaining half dozen operators will be in their mid nineties now. I have tried to capture the experience that the 73 years of streetcar service provided to Winnipeg and the surrounding towns. From the start of the horse cars in 1882 where the drivers were paid 12 cents an hour, to the beginning of electric streetcars in January 1891, this book describes with the aid of numerous pictures the essence of the transportation experience of those times. The streetcars ran for approximately 35 years before the first four buses came in 1918. In that time the streetcars supported the growth of the city to 150,000 people by 1912 becoming the third largest city in Canada. Writing this book has brought back many fond memories of those days. The last Winnipeg streetcar book was written by the late John Baker 32 years ago. It's about time for another....
Categories: Local transit

From Slavery to Civil Rights

From Slavery to Civil Rights

Jonathan Daniel Wells and Sheila R. Phipps (Columbia: University of Missouri, 2010) 99. 66 “Interview with Raphael Casimer Jr.,” Streetcar Stories (DVD: WYES, 2012). 67 Hennick and Charlton, The Streetcars 38. 68 Kenneth C. Springirth, ...

Author: Hilary Mc Laughlin-Stonham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781789622249

Category: History

Page: 272

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The history of Louisiana from slavery until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 shows that unique influences within the state were responsible for a distinctive political and social culture. In New Orleans, the most populous city in the state, this was reflected in the conflict that arose on segregated streetcars that ran throughout the crescent city. This study chronologically surveys segregation on the streetcars from the antebellum period in which black stereotypes and justification for segregation were formed. It follows the political and social motivation for segregation through reconstruction to the integration of the streetcars and the white resistance in the 1950s while examining the changing political and social climate that evolved over the segregation era. It considers the shifting nature of white supremacy that took hold in New Orleans after the Civil War and how this came to be played out daily, in public, on the streetcars. The paternalistic nature of white supremacy is considered and how this was gradually replaced with an unassailable white supremacist atmosphere that often restricted the actions of whites, as well as blacks, and the effect that this had on urban transport. Streetcars became the 'theatres' for black resistance throughout the era and this survey considers the symbolic part they played in civil rights up to the present day.
Categories: History

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Eight Mortal Ladies Possessed: A Book of Stories, 1974. Moise and the World of Reason (novel), 1975. Memoirs, 1975. The Red Devil Battery Sign, 1976. This Is (An Entertainment), 1976. Vieux Carre, 1977. Creve Coeur 1978; also performed ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438114811

Category: New Orleans (La.)

Page: 144

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Discusses the writing of A streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.
Categories: New Orleans (La.)

Leonard Cohen Untold Stories The Early Years

Leonard Cohen  Untold Stories  The Early Years

On one occasion, the city raised streetcar fares, and the students started to push the streetcars over. Leonard conducted one meeting and made up a song called “Montreal Streetcar,” very melodic. My wife still remembers it, ...

Author: Michael Posner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982152635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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The extraordinary life of one of the world’s greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best. Poet, novelist, singer-songwriter, artist, prophet, icon—there has never been a figure like Leonard Cohen. He was a true giant in contemporary western culture, entertaining and inspiring people everywhere with his work. From his groundbreaking and bestselling novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, to timeless songs such as “Suzanne,” “Dance Me to the End of Love,” and “Hallelujah,” Cohen is a cherished artist. His death in 2016 was felt around the world by the many fans and followers who would miss his warmth, humour, intellect, and piercing insights. Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories chronicles the full breadth of his extraordinary life. The first of three volumes—The Early Years—follows him from his boyhood in Montreal to university, and his burgeoning literary career to the world of music, culminating with his first international tour in 1970. Through the voices of those who knew him best—family and friends, colleagues and contemporaries, rivals, business partners, and his many lovers—the book probes deeply into both Cohen’s public and private life. It also paints a portrait of an era, the social, cultural, and political revolutions that shook the 1960s. In this revealing and entertaining first volume, bestselling author and biographer Michael Posner draws on hundreds of interviews to reach beyond the Cohen of myth and reveal the unique, complex, and compelling figure of the real man.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Glass Menagerie and a Streetcar Named Desire

The Glass Menagerie and a Streetcar Named Desire

The streetcars , " Desire " and " Cemetery , " evoke among other things , Blanche's need for love and her fear of death . ... POINT OF VIEW Unlike The Glass Menagerie , A Streetcar Named Desire has no narrator to tell you the story .

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 081203516X


Page: 132

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A guide to reading "The Glass Menagerie" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

The Life Story and Testimony of Mr Robert J Berlin

The Life Story and Testimony of Mr  Robert J  Berlin

There were streetcars going in between three cities, about 6 miles apart: Sosnowiec, Bendzin, and Dombrowa. One of the streetcars was designated for Jewish people only. The two others were for Gentiles, Germans, Poles, etc., no Jews.

Author: Robert J. Berlin

Publisher: Adria Ross

ISBN: 9781435762459

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Categories: Biography & Autobiography