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Author McIlwraith, Andrew, 1830 or 1831-1891.

Title More of a man : diaries of a Scottish craftsman in mid-nineteenth-century North America / edited by Andrew C. Holman and Robert B. Kristofferson.

Publication Info. Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 458 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits, digital file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Andrew McIlwraith and His World -- 'Is the Working Man Better Off in America than in Britain?' Andrew McIlwraith's Letter to the Ayrshire Times, August 29, 1860 -- Diary for 1857 -- Diary for 1858 -- Diary for 1859 -- Diary for 1860 -- Diary for 1861 -- Diary for 1862 -- Epilogue: Endings and Beginnings -- Appendix 1 : The McIlwraith and Goldie Family Trees -- Appendix 2 : Andrew McIlwraith's Mechanics' Institute Library Loans, Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland, 1846-1852 -- Appendix 3 : Memoranda, Cash Accounts, and Letters Sent and Received, 1857-1862.
Summary More of a Man presents the only known diaries of a skilled craft-worker in Victorian Canada: Andrew McIlwraith, a Scottish journeyman who migrated to North America during a tumultuous period marked by economic depression and early industrial change. McIlwraith's journals illuminate his quest to succeed financially and emotionally amidst challenging circumstances. The diaries trace his transformations, from an immigrant newcomer to a respected townsman, a wage worker to an entrepreneur, and a bachelor to a married man. Carefully edited and fully annotated by historians Andrew C. Holman and Robert B. Kristofferson, More of a Man features an introduction providing historical context for McIlwraith's life and an epilogue detailing what happened to him after the diaries end. Historians of labour, gender, and migration in the North Atlantic world will find More of a Man a valuable primary document of considerable insight and depth. All readers will find it a lively story of life in the nineteenth century. -- Provided by publisher.
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Language English.
Subject McIlwraith, Andrew, 1830 or 1831-1891 -- Diaries.
Patternmakers -- Ontario -- Diaries.
Patternmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Diaries.
Drafters -- Ontario -- Diaries.
Bookkeepers -- Ontario -- Diaries.
Immigrants -- Ontario -- Diaries.
Ontario -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Bookkeepers. (OCoLC)fst00836320
Drafters. (OCoLC)fst00897345
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Patternmakers. (OCoLC)fst01055275
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Ontario. (OCoLC)fst01204832
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Diaries. (OCoLC)fst01423794
Electronic books.
Added Author Kristofferson, Robert B., 1965-
Holman, Andrew C. (Andrew Carl), 1965-
Other Form: Print version: 9780802097019 0802097014
ISBN 9781442662193 (electronic book)
1442662190 (electronic book)
9780802097019 (bound)
0802097014 (bound)
9781442611641 (paperback)
1442611642 (paperback)
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