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A sense of their duty : middle-class formation in Victorian Ontario towns

Author: Andrew C Holman
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000.
Series: CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using the towns of Galt and Goderich as case studies, Andrew Holman shows how population growth, industrial change, and the expansion of government contributed to profound changes to Ontario's social structure between the 1850s and the 1890s with an identifiable and self-identified middle class emerging between the idle rich and the working class. Businessmen, professionals, and white-collar workers developed a new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
History
Études de cas
Cas, Etudes de
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holman, Andrew C. (Andrew Carl), 1965-
Sense of their duty.
Montreal ; Ithaca, [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 2001339300
(OCoLC)41389724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Holman
ISBN: 9780773568082 0773568085 077352083X 9780773520837 1282858300 9781282858305 9786612858307 6612858303
OCLC Number: 133166155
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages) : illustrations, map
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Preface --
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Prologue: Approaching the Victorian Middle Class in Canadian History --
PART ONE: WORK, AUTHORITY, AND THE MIDDLE CLASS IN VICTORIAN ONTARIO --
1 Boosters, Bluster, and Bonding: Enterprise and Middle-Class Formation --
2 Honour and Authority: The Professional Middle Class --
3 Getting There: Situating White-Collar Workers --
PART TWO: ERECTING A MORAL ORDER, DEVELOPING CLASS COMMUNITY --
4 Casting Society: Voluntary Organizations and the Development of Class Community 5 A Community Concern: Victorian Temperance Reform6 Producing and Reproducing the Middle-Class Self --
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Series Title: CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection.
Responsibility: Andrew C. Holman.
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The Victorian middle class, referred to as the backbone of economic change, the motor of political reform, and the source of one set of moral standards, has eluded systematic study. This book  Read more...

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