Mirrors of Stone delves into the many ethnic cultures that thrived in the mining areas of Northern Ontario from the 1920s to the 1960s.
The stormy history of hardrock mining camps has never fit into the comfortable cliches by which Canada "tells its story." Angus unearths the dark sides of this history-"the wild tales of bootleggers, mobsters, and prostitution rings' and in so doing opens up new ways of seeing Ontario's history and culture.
This is Angus' third work on the economic and cultural history of Northern Ontario, and the second collaboration between Angus and Louie Palu. We Lived a Life and Then Some (BTL, 1996) tells the marvelous story of Cobalt, Ontario, and Industrial Cathedrals of the North (BTL, 1999) portrays in images and words the ghostly mining structures now largely abandoned in the north.
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MP Charlie Angus is cultural spokesman for the NDP. He was the editor of HighGrader magazine in Cobalt, Ontario and also fronted the folk-rock band Grievous Angels.
Louie Palu is an award-winning documentary photographer and one of Canada's leading mining photographers.
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Book Description Between the Lines, Toronto. [1-896357-49-0] 2001, 1st edition. (Mass market paperback) Fine. 148pp. 8vo. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. Else as new; seemingly opened only to sign. B&W photos. Photography by Louie Palu. Bookseller Inventory # 120422