The New Democracy: Challenging the Social Order in Industrial Ontario, 1914-1925
James Naylor traces the transformation of class relations in the industrial cities of southern Ontario, examining the character of the regional labour movement, the nature of employer and state response, and the reasons for the failure of labour's "new democracy."
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- Page Count: 336 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 9.0in
'The New Democracy displays almost all the scholarly virtues. It is an immensely well informed study, whose value is enhanced both by its meticulous scholarly apparatus and by a brief, but valuable, guide to the numerous primary and secondary sources upon which it is based. Yet it wears its learning lightly and, unlike so much institutional labour history, it is extremely well written.'
Labor History Review
'Overall Naylor has written a very good book that skillfully integrates labour, gender, capital and the state.'
"Naylor's book provides us with a valuable point of departure from which the politics of class in Canada can be reassessed."
American Historical Review
'James Naylor has provided an intelligent and attractive fusion of the old and new approaches to studying Canada's working class. For this reason if no other (and there are many others), New Democracy deserves to be read.'
'Naylor's book not only helps us understand a critical juncture in the development of class relations; his analysis also begins to suggest a direction for the future development of an oppositional working-class movement.'
Canadian Journal of Law and Society
'Mr. Naylor's is an academic book but it has great usefulness to those with an interest in establishing an understanding fo the Canadian left on new foundations.'
Winnipeg Free Press
'Moves our understanding of the history of Canadian workers in the momentous period to new levels of subtlety and sophistication.'
Canadian Historical Review
Author InformationJames Naylor is a professor in the Department of History at Brandon University.
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