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Hamilton: An Illustrated History John Weaver

Hamilton: An Illustrated History

John Weaver

Published January 1st 1982
ISBN : 9780888625939
Hardcover
224 pages
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From its beginnings asa small, courthouse town in 1816 to it present-day status as Canadas Steel City, Hamiltons history is rich and varied.McMaster University historian John Weaver traces the towns evolution from frontier outpost to boomingMoreFrom its beginnings asa small, courthouse town in 1816 to it present-day status as Canadas Steel City, Hamiltons history is rich and varied.McMaster University historian John Weaver traces the towns evolution from frontier outpost to booming port, traces its emergence as a railway and commercial centre in the 1850s and 1860s, follows its blossoming as a diversified manufacturing centre in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and tracks its economic development in the post-World War Two period. Throughout he is careful to chart the fluctuating struggle between business and labour to influence the citys economic and social growth.Complemented with more than 100 historical photographs, Hamilton: An Illustrated History is the first comprehensive history of this dynamic city, its peoples and institutions.