Hamilton by John Weaver
An Illustrated History (The History of Canadian cities)

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From its beginnings asa small, courthouse town in 1816 to it present-day status as Canada's "Steel City", Hamilton's history is rich and varied.

McMaster University historian John Weaver traces the town's 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 city's 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.

About John Weaver

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JOHN WEAVER teaches history at McMaster University in Hamilton. He has written extensively on Canadian urban history and is the author of Shaping the Canadian City.
Published January 1, 1982 by Lorimer. 224 pages
Genres: History.