Working Man in the Nineteenth Century

Paperback | June 13, 1974

EditorMichael S. Cross

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This collection of documents gives a picture of the life of the workingman in the nineteenth century - his conditions of work, his housing, diet, health, and recreations, the way he viewed his problems (and was viewed as a problem by the upper classes), and his gradually developing interest inunionism. The sources are mostly contemporary accounts drawn from books, newspapers, and evidence supplied to the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labour and Capital. The documents are lively, often amusing, always very revealing of the life of the ordinary people.

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This collection of documents gives a picture of the life of the workingman in the nineteenth century - his conditions of work, his housing, diet, health, and recreations, the way he viewed his problems (and was viewed as a problem by the upper classes), and his gradually developing interest inunionism. The sources are mostly contempora...

Michael S. Cross is adjunct professor at Dalhousie University. He has published on Canadian social, labour, and political history.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 5.9 × 0.75 inPublished:June 13, 1974Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195402200

ISBN - 13:9780195402209

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