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City On Edge

A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes

Regular price $32.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781771643139
  • Tags: Charles Demers, City on Edge, Kate Bird, Photography, Social Sciences,
  • Dimensions: 9 x 10
  • Published On: 8/28/2017
  • 176 Pages

A passionate and powerful collection of photographs that proves that, for better or worse, Vancouver knows how to make its voice heard.

Vancouver has long been a city on edge. From the 1907 anti-Asian race riots to the Amchitka protests, from Doukhobor demonstrations to the Stanley Cup riots, Vancouver has a long and rich history of making its opinions and passions known, and in some cases, felt. In City On Edge, Kate Bird presents striking images of the moments when the city stood up, took to the streets, and rallied for change—or exploded in anger. Whether planned or spontaneous, revolutionary or reactionary, peaceful or destructive, these moments caught on camera are proof of the unique restless energy and constant appetite for change in this wildest of cities.

Kate Bird is the author of the bestselling Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos From A Decade That Changed the City and City On Edge: A Rebellious Century of Protests, Riots, and Strikes. She has been the researcher for numerous books, including Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award at the 2013 BC Book Prizes. She lives in Vancouver, B.C.

Charles Demers is an author, comedian, playwright, activist, and voice of a cartoon slug on the Netflix series Beat Bugs. A regular on CBC radio's The Debaters, he lives in East Vancouver with his wife and daughter.