By Mike Filey
Tales of outdated Toronto by no means lose favour with the city's nostalgia buffs, and so long as Mike Filey maintains to supply us along with his "The method We Were" columns, no one's urge for food must move unsatisfied.
When Mike's Toronto Sunday sunlight columns have been first introduced jointly in Toronto Sketches, call for was once so excessive that it brought on a moment assortment ... then a 3rd ... and a fourth ... and a fifth.
Now, for 2000, Mike has once more introduced jointly the superior of his Toronto Sunday solar columns for Toronto Sketches 6, the most recent installment within the wildly well known sequence. This time round, Mike takes us to a functionality on the Royal Alexandra Theatre by way of Al Jolson, the hole of Sunnybrook health facility, a video game among the baseball Leafs and the Havana Sugar Kings - with Fidel Castro throwing out the 1st pitch - and lots of extra recognized, infamous, and interesting episodes within the heritage of this nice urban.
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55 Rebeccaism is more plausibly and less restrictively viewed as divided into phases, defined by location and targets as well as by chronology, and with the capacity to spread beyond its area of origin and to transcend its initial remit. 26 Politics and Society in Rebecca’s Country While the friction produced by population growth, industrial expansion and the consequent dislocation of older social and governmental institutions was not exclusive to south Wales, south Welsh protest movements in the early nineteenth century were distinguished by these shared background factors.
This view was influential on historians writing in the early twentieth century, whose work defined the Welsh primarily in terms of their relationship with the land. 2 Despite criticising ‘geographic determinism’, Bowen nevertheless distinguished between a mountainous heartland of ‘inner Wales’ and outer border or lowland areas considered more open to external influences. From this perspective, Welsh history appeared as a gradual retreat of the older culture, a process culminating in the inexorable spread of industrialisation with the old culture corrupted or destroyed apart from remnants in mountainous redoubts.
This enabled her image and name to transcend their original objectives and to function as multivalent symbols expressing the pursuit of popular concepts of justice, the defence of established rights and the legitimisation of activities – including poaching, arson and the writing of threatening letters – which were otherwise being placed beyond the pale of constitutional law. The evolution of Rebeccaism illustrates that specific modes of protest did not originate with or remain the property of specific movements or demographics, but were utilised, adapted and channelled as the occasion demanded.