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The Limits of Labour: Class Formation and the Labour Movement in Calgary, 1883-1929 (Hardback)
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The Limits of Labour: Class Formation and the Labour Movement in Calgary, 1883-1929 (Hardback)

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Hardback 286 Pages / Published: 15/11/1998
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In a few short decades before the First World War, Calgary was transformed from a frontier outpost into a complex industrial metropolis. With industrialization there emerged a diverse and equally complex working class. David Bright explores the various levels of class formation and class identity in the city to argue that Calgary's reputation as a prewar centre of labour conservatism is in need of revision.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774806961
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the history of both Canadian labor and the Canadian West. It weaves together both a wealth of primary documents and secondary sources to fashion a forceful argument about the character of the working class in early Calgary. For the academic reader interested in class formation in western Canada, this is a must-read book. -- Alvin Finkel * Great Plains Research *
Bright's well-crafted work contributes usefully to the fast-developing study of local labor history in western Canadian cities ... Recommended. -- M. J. Moore * Choice *

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