A Culture in Conflict
Skilled Workers and Industrial Capitalism in Hamilton, Ontario, 1860-1914

Palmer, Bryan D.
Publisher:  McGill-Queen's
Year Published:  1979  
Pages:  331pp   ISBN:  0-7735-0347-1
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15860

A study of continuity and change in the lives of skilled workers in Hamilton, Ontario, during a period of economic transformation. Palmer shows how the disruptive influence of developing industrial captialism was counterbalanced by the stabilizing effect of the associaitonal life of the workingman, ranging from the fraternal order and the mechanics' institute to the baseball diamond and the rough music of the charivari.


Table of Contents

Part 1: Context
i) Disciplines and Development
Part 2: Culture
i) In Street and Field and Hall
ii) The Culture of Control
iii) Reform Thought and the Producer Ideology
Part 3: Conflict
i) Merchants of Their Time
ii) Labour's Lordly Chivalry
iii) The New Unionism
Part 4: Conclusion
i) Dimensions of Continuity and Change
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