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Lunch-Bucket Lives wins CAWS award

The Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies has awarded their 2016 Book Prize to Craig Heron for his work Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City.

Lunch-Bucket Lives was also awarded the International Labor History Association Book of the Year, and has been shortlisted for other awards.

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.

The Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies (CAWLS) is an academic association for scholars interested in work, workers, and labour. Their mandate includes:

  • Fostering high quality, interdisciplinary labour studies research and teaching
  • Building labour studies networks and community for researchers and students
  • Recognizing and celebrating the best labour studies scholarship
  • Promoting labour studies in universities, colleges, communities, and the media

Posted May 26th, 2016

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