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Spreading the light : work and labour reform in late nineteenth-century Toronto

Author: Christina Ann Burr
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1999.
Series: Studies in gender and history.
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"This book explores new evidence on the gendered nature of working-class experience and on gender relations within the Toronto working class. Christina Burr presents case studies of the printing and garment industries to demonstrate how class, race, and especially gender were integral to the politics of work and labour reform in nineteenth-century Toronto." "In addition to being a valuable scholary contribution,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burr, Christina Ann, 1959-
Spreading the light.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)679459038
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Ann Burr
ISBN: 0802009409 9780802009401 0802079083 9780802079084
OCLC Number: 40735078
Description: x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. 'The Other Side': The Rhetoric of Labour Reform --
3. 'Spread the Light': Phillips Thompson and the Politics of Labour Reform --
4. 'An Artist of Righteousness': J.W. Bengough's Comic Art and Labour and Working-Class Reform --
5. 'The Art Preservative': Gender, Skill, and Craft Sense in the Printing Trades --
6. Beyond the Home Circle: Separate Spheres, Labour Reform, and Working-Class Women --
7. 'Bring the Girls into the Fold': Work, Family, and the Politics of Labour Reform in the Toronto Garment Trades --
8. Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in gender and history.
Responsibility: Christina Burr.

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"This book explores new evidence on the gendered nature of working-class experience and on gender relations within the Toronto working class. Christina Burr presents case studies of the printing and garment industries to demonstrate how class, race, and especially gender were integral to the politics of work and labour reform in nineteenth-century Toronto." "In addition to being a valuable scholary contribution, Spreading the Light is a focused study that will prove to be a popular book in Canadian social history, women's history, and labour history courses."--Jacket.

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