Join us for the launch of Craig Heron’s book Lunch Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City and the launch of the Workers Art and Heritage Centre’s walking tour app - “Workers’ City”
Lunch Bucket Lives takes the reader on a bumpy ride through the history of Hamilton’s working people from the 1890s to the 1930s. It ambles along city streets, peers through kitchen doors and factory windows, marches up the steps of churches and fraternal halls, slips into saloons and dance halls, pauses to hear political speeches, and, above all, listens for the stories of men, women, youths, and children from families where people relied mainly on wages to survive.
Workers’ City app: Hamilton has always been a workers’ city. This interactive tool presents the rich working and industrial past of Hamiltonians in all its breadth – at home, in the workplace, in the community. Trace the growth of Hamilton industry through the eyes of its workers by visiting the streets, parks, factories and neighbourhoods where this history was made.
_Lunch Bucket Lives_has been published with the help of a grant from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.