Newly revised and up-dated, this best-selling history of Canada's Limestone City has been long awaited. First published in 1988, Kingston: Building on the Past broke new ground in the writing of local history, bringing to light not only the rich military, economic, educational, and political history of the city, but also its dynamic day-to-day community life. At the time, this book also played a central role in the preservation vs. progress debates at city hall and on the street. This new edition digs deeper into Kingston's various ethnic and socioeconomic communities, providing heritage preservationists with fresh arguments in light of current new urbanist and creative community concepts. All this plus authoritative facts and lively profiles of such renowned citizens as Sir John A. Macdonald, written by a provocative historian and a keen-eyed geographer.