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Stuart Henderson, "Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s"
New Books Network
  • Marshall Poe, University of Iowa
  • Stuart Henderson
Document Type
Interview
Duration
01:05:05
Publication Date
9-19-2012
Abstract
You've probably heard of the Berkeley, The Village, and Haight-Ashbury. That's where "the scene" was in the late 1960s, right? But have you heard of Yorkville? I hadn't until I'd read Stuart Henderson's terrific social history Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s (University of Toronto Press, 2011). Turns out (and, Canadians, pardon my ignorance) that Canada had its own "scene" and it was in the Yorkville district of Toronto. Henderson, who is the L.R. Wilson Fellow in department of history at MacMaster University, does a remarkable job of tracing the rise and fall of Yorkville as a kind of "counter-cultural" capital. He also shows how Yorkville was part of a more general international cultural movement, one that spread all over North America and the World. The book is a fascinating look at a significant moment on Canadian and international history.
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Copyright © 2012 New Books In History
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Citation Information
Marshall Poe and Stuart Henderson. "Stuart Henderson, "Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s"" New Books Network (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marshall_poe/345/