A labour aristocracy : skilled labour in Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1891-1914.

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dc.contributor.advisor McKay, Ian, 1953-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Latta, Peter M. (Peter MacIntosh), 1954-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:19Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.other HD8110 A42 L37 1991
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22038
dc.description iv, 148 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves [139]-148).
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the meaning of the term "labour aristocracy" and its development in Britain and Canada. The limited use of the term in Canadian historiography is discussed and its validity in a Canadian context is questioned. The characteristics of a labour aristocracy, as defined by British historians, are applied to skilled workers in Amherst, Nova Scotia. These characteristics are level of pay, tendency toward defensive activity, marriage patterns, attitudes toward property, associational life, and adoption of a leadership role for the working class. Within the boundaries of a single town, a group of skilled workers emerges who demonstrate many aristocratic tendencies. The identification of an upper strata of workers allows a useful approach to understanding some of the activities of the working class in Amherst.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD8110.A42
dc.subject.lcsh Skilled labor -- Nova Scotia -- Amherst -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Amherst (N.S.) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Amherst (N.S.) -- Social conditions
dc.title A labour aristocracy : skilled labour in Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1891-1914.
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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