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Acclaimed book “Lunch-Bucket Lives” wins Ontario History Prize

Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City by Craig Heron has been awarded the Fred Landon Award from the Ontario Historical Association. The award honors the “best book on local or regional history in Ontario, published in the past three years.”

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.

Lunch-Bucket Lives is also the recipient of the Clio Ontario Prize given by the Canadian Historical Association, the International Labor History Association Book of the Year, and the Canadian Association on Work and Labour Studies Book Prize. The book was short listed for the Speakers Book Award, and the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize.

Posted June 14th, 2016

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