Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2019-09-02

The Study of Working Class History

Document type Article
Author Palmer, Bryan D.
Publisher Historica Canada; Toronto
Date 2014 05 21
URL https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/the-study-of-working-class-history

Abstract

The Canadian worker has been a neglected figure in Canadian history. Workers have contributed in many ways to the development of Canadian society, but the history of working people — their families, communities and work places — has only gradually become part of our view of the past and an important component of understanding how we came to occupy our present. --Introduction