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Trains & railways: general interest

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The Bunkhouse Man Life and Labour in the Northern Work Camps

The Bunkhouse Man Life and Labour in the Northern Work Camps

Author: Edmund W. Bradwin, Jean Burnet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/1972

Journalists and poets, economists and political historians, have told the story of Canada's railways, but their accounts pay little attention to the workers who built them. The Bunkhouse Man is the only study devoted to these men and their lives in construction camps; a pioneering work in sociology, it is still the best description of what it was like to be a working man in Canada before the First World War. E.W. Bradwin drew on his own experience as an instructor for Frontier College, working alongside his students during the day and teaching at night, to present this graphic portrait of life in the camps from 1903 to 1914. No detached observer, Bradwin played a vigorous role trying to improve the lot of the men-practicing the sociology of engagement advocated by radical sociologists today. Work camps have existed in Canada from early pioneer times to the 1970s and are unlikely to disappear. In the years of Bradwin's study there were as many as 3,000 large camps employing 200,000 men, 5 per cent of the male labour force. Like the settling of the prairies, these camps are a characteristic Canadian phenomenon, but they have never drawn comparable attention. The republication of The Bunkhouse Man, with an introduction by Jean Burnet, makes available once more a work essential to the exploration of Canada's history and social structure.

The Intercity Electric Railway Industry in Canada

The Intercity Electric Railway Industry in Canada

Author: Professor John F Due Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/1966

Then Came the Railroads The Century from Steam to Diesel in the Southwest

Then Came the Railroads The Century from Steam to Diesel in the Southwest

Author: Ira G Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/1958

The Present Railroad Crisis

The Present Railroad Crisis

Author: William James Cunningham Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1939

Schmalspurbahnen (klein-, Arbeits- Und Feldbahnen)

Schmalspurbahnen (klein-, Arbeits- Und Feldbahnen)

Author: August Boshart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/1911