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A century in the past, governments buoyed through innovative Era-beliefs started to imagine higher accountability for shielding and rescuing electorate. but the aftermath of 2 failures within the United States-Canada borderlands--the Salem hearth of 1914 and the Halifax Explosion of 1917--saw operating category survivors in its place flip to neighbors, pals, coworkers, and relatives for succor and reduction. either authentic and unofficial

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What they wanted and how they organized themselves were often at odds with the progressive state. Where the state emphasized managerial and technocratic knowledge, working-class disaster survivors shared what they had learned informally. Where the state increasingly thickened borders, survivors built transnational and diasporic politics. Where the state centralized and built hierarchy, survivors preferred solidarity and mutual aid. They were not always, or even often, successful, but working-class survivors subtly created a new form of citizenship for a new era of governance.

Gillis, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Cock—suggests the importance of preexisting social networks and bonds in encouraging this volunteer work. Likely, friends provided not only encouragement for the initial decision to volunteer, but also emotional support while there and aid and advice while doing unfamiliar work. This was as true for the soldiers and others who rescued people and uncovered dead bodies as for those who nursed the injured. It was, then, these relationships that structured the outpouring of voluntary aid and gave it order.

8 Yet MacLennan’s comment was unfair, since it suggested that Halifax’s awakening came only at the start of World War I and the influx of new people and money. 9 Two middle-class organizations were the most visible purveyors of progressive reform: the Civic Improvement League and the Halifax Local Council of Women. In 1906 prosperous professionals and businessmen founded the former, initially as a committee of the Board of Trade designed to encourage civic uplift and urban beautification. Frustrated by the failure of the elected city council to resolve what the league perceived as the city’s most serious problems, its members shifted their focus to reforming municipal government.

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