Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking The Workers? CityLunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking The Workers? City

Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking The Workers? City

Paperback | June 3, 2015

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Lunch-Bucket Lives takes the reader on a bumpy ride through the history of Hamilton’s working people from the 1890s to the 1930s. It ambles along city streets, peers through kitchen doors and factory windows, marches up the steps of churches and fraternal halls, slips into saloons and dance halls, pauses to hear political speeches, and, above all, listens for the stories of men, women, youths, and children from families where people relied mainly on wages to survive.

Heron takes wage-earning as a central element in working-class life, but also looks beyond the workplace into the households and neighbourhoods?settlement patterns and housing, marriage, child care, domestic labour, public health, schooling, charity and social work, popular culture, gender identities, ethnicity and ethnic conflict, and politics in various forms?presenting a comprehensive view of working-class life in the first half of the twentieth century.

This book has been published with the help of a grant from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Title:Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking The Workers? CityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:780 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 1.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 7.5 × 1.5 inPublished:June 3, 2015Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771132124

ISBN - 13:9781771132121


Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Tables
  • Chapter 1: Opening the Lunch Bucket
  • Part I:: The View from the Mountain
  • Chapter 2: Hobson?s Hamilton
  • Chapter 3: Studholme?s People
  • Part II:: Keeping the Wolf from the Door
  • Chapter 4: Labouring for Love
  • Chapter 5: Bringing Home the Bacon
  • Chapter 6: School Bells and Factory Whistles
  • Chapter 7: Spending the Hard-Earned Bucks
  • Chapter 8: The Last Resort
  • Part III:: Punching the Clock
  • Chapter 9: Hold the Fort
  • Chapter 10: The Whip Hand
  • Chapter 11: Standing Up to the Boss
  • Part IV:: The Ties That Bind
  • Chapter 12: The Family Circle
  • Chapter 13: One of the Girls
  • Chapter 14: Boys Will Be Boys
  • Chapter 15: Our Kind
  • Chapter 16: True Blue
  • Chapter 17: The Classes and the Masses
  • Chapter 18: Unassailable Rights
  • Chapter 19: Lunch-Bucket Politics
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

?Like a well-stocked lunch bucket, this beautifully crafted and illustrated book will both nourish and delight its readers. The research is prodigious, the analysis sophisticated, the prose accessible, even moving. The most inclusive history yet of a working-class community in Canada, Lunch Bucket Lives brings to life the city?s many diverse men, women, girls and boys.?