By Andrew Parnaby
After the 1st global conflict, many Canadians have been serious about the opportunity of nationwide regeneration. Progressive-minded politicians, lecturers, church leaders, and social reformers grew to become more and more to the nation for strategies. but, as major because the country was once in articulating and instituting a brand new morality, outdoors actors resembling employers have been lively in pursuing reform agendas to boot, taking objective on the welfare of the relations, citizen, and country. Citizen Docker considers this development, targeting the Vancouver waterfront as a case in point.
After the struggle, waterfront employers launched into an bold software - welfare capitalism - to ease business relatives, bring up the potency of the port, and, finally, recondition longshoremen themselves. Andrew Parnaby considers those reforms as a microcosm of the method of lodging among labour and capital that affected Canadian society as an entire within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties. via making a new feel of entitlement between waterfront staff, person who couldn't be chuffed via employers throughout the nice melancholy, welfare capitalism performed a massive position within the cultural transformation that happened after the second one global War.
Encompassing labour and gender historical past, aboriginal reviews, and the research of country formation, Citizen Docker examines the deep shift within the aspirations of operating humans, and the results that shift had on Canadian society within the interwar years and beyond.
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Citizen Docker: Making a New Deal on the Vancouver Waterfront, 1919-1939 (Canadian Social History Series) by Andrew Parnaby