The New Democracy: Challenging the Social Order in Industrial Ontario, 1914-1925

The New Democracy: Challenging the Social Order in Industrial Ontario, 1914-1925

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By James Naylor
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 1991
World Rights
336 Pages
ISBN 9780802068866
Published May 1991
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James Naylor traces the transformation of class relations in the industrial cities of southern Ontario, examining the character of the regional labour movement, the nature of employer and state response, and the reasons for the failure of labour's "new democracy."

James Naylor is a professor in the Department of History at Brandon University.

'The New Democracy displays almost all the scholarly virtues. It is an immensely well informed study, whose value is enhanced both by its meticulous scholarly apparatus and by a brief, but valuable, guide to the numerous primary and secondary sources upon which it is based. Yet it wears its learning lightly and, unlike so much institutional labour history, it is extremely well written.'

John Benson, Labor History Review

'Overall Naylor has written a very good book that skillfully integrates labour, gender, capital and the state.'

Greg Patmore, Labour History

"Naylor's book provides us with a valuable point of departure from which the politics of class in Canada can be reassessed."

'James Naylor has provided an intelligent and attractive fusion of the old and new approaches to studying Canada's working class. For this reason if no other (and there are many others), New Democracy deserves to be read.'

David Bright, left history

'Naylor's book not only helps us understand a critical juncture in the development of class relations; his analysis also begins to suggest a direction for the future development of an oppositional working-class movement.'

Eric Tucker, Canadian Journal of Law and Society

'Mr. Naylor's is an academic book but it has great usefulness to those with an interest in establishing an understanding fo the Canadian left on new foundations.'

Allen Mills, Winnipeg Free Press

'Moves our understanding of the history of Canadian workers in the momentous period to new levels of subtlety and sophistication.'

Craig Heron, Canadian Historical Review