Site map IntroductionHochelaga 1500-1642Ville-Marie 1642-1665French Empire 1699-1763Small French Town 1665-1760Conquered City 1760-1800British Commercial Takeover 1800-1850Industrial City 1850-1896Canada's Metropolis 1896-1914North-American City 1914-1929Depression and War 1930-1945Modern City 1945-1960Québec's Metropolis 1960-1992ConclusionQuizEducational Resources
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Chapter 1: Hochelaga 1500-1642
An outstanding location
The Iroquoians
The French visitors

Chapter 2: Ville-Marie 1642-1665
An apostolic project
The founding of Montréal
Putting down roots

Chapter 3: Heart of an Empire 1699-1763
The Fur Trade and Territorial Expansion
The French-American Empire

Chapter 4: Small French Town 1665-1760
Urban Development
A Distinct Society

Chapter 5: Conquered City 1760-1800
The Expansion of the Fur Trade
Uncertain years

Chapter 6: British Commercial Takeover 1800-1850
A commercial metropolis
A changing population
A new face for the city
City management

Chapter 7: Industrial City 1850-1896
A prominent city
The impact of industry
A British city with a French heartbeat

Chapter 8: Canada’s Metropolis 1896-1914
An explosion of growth
A society in transformation
Urban living
A dynamic political climate

Chapter 9: North-American City 1914-1929
The First World War
A painful adjustment
The return of growth
A better life

Chapter 10: Depression and War 1930-1945
The Great Depression
A destablilized society
A city in trouble
The Second World War

Chapter 11: Modern City 1945-1960
Forces of change
The political battlefield

Chapter 12: Québec's Metropolis 1960-1992
Re-structuring the economy
Urban sprawl
A new francophone conquest
A cultural revival
The modernization of the political scene



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