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Hamilton: A People's History
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Hamilton: A People's History

By Bill Freeman

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Pioneers, soldiers, merchants, murderers, workers and bosses--all contributed to the colourful history of the tough, attractive city of Hamilton.
Popular historian Bill Freeman tells the story of the city from the time of its earliest habitation through the War of 1812, on to its heyday as a major manufacturing centre. The key roles that the railway and Hamilton's spectacular geography played in the city's development are fully described, and the many forceful personalities who shaped Hamilton's history are brought to life. Bill Freeman's lively account superbly balances social, political, and labour themes to give the reader a deep understanding of the city's past.
The product of extensive research, illustrated with over 200 contemporary and archival images, Hamilton: A People's History offers a vivid portrait of one of Ontario's most prosperous and appealing cities.

Contents

Foreword by The Hon. Sheila Copps
Preface
Chapter One: The Head of the Lake (From Beginnings to 1814)
Chapter Two: A Town Called Hamilton (1814–1840)
Chapter Three: The Railroad Town (1840–1865)
Chapter Four: The Manufacturing City (1865–1890)
Chapter Five: The Electric City (1890–1914)
Chapter Six: War and an Uneasy Peace (1914–1940)
Chapter Seven: From War to Good Times (1940–1960)
Chapter Eight: The Decades of Controversy (1960–1980)
Chapter Nine: Rediscovering the City (1980–2000 and Beyond)
Acknowledgements
Photo Credits
Endnotes
Index

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
Publication Date: 14th October 2006
ISBN: 9781550289367
Format: 8.25in x 10.5in
black and white illustrations

BISAC Code:  POL002000
Imprint: Lorimer


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