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Author Holman, Andrew C. (Andrew Carl), 1965-
Title A sense of their duty : middle-class formation in Victorian Ontario towns / Andrew C. Holman.
Imprint Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2000]

Subject Middle class -- Ontario -- History -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Social values -- Ontario -- Case studies.
Goderich (Ont. : Township) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-238) and index.
Summary "Using the towns of Galt and Goderich as case studies, Andrew Holman shows how population growth, industrial change, and the expansion of government contributed to profound changes to Ontario's social structure between the 1850s and the 1890s with an identifiable and self-identified middle class emerging between the idle rich and the working class. Businessmen, professionals, and white-collar workers developed a new sense of authority that extended beyond the workplace, and local electors, breadwinners, and members of voluntary associations and reform societies set middle class standards of behavior that enjoyed currency and relevance throughout the twentieth century."--Jacket.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Tables, Maps, and Illustrations""; ""Preface""; ""Illustrations""; ""Prologue: Approaching the Victorian Middle Class in Canadian History""; ""PART ONE: WORK, AUTHORITY, AND THE MIDDLE CLASS IN VICTORIAN ONTARIO""; ""1 Boosters, Bluster, and Bonding: Enterprise and Middle-Class Formation""; ""2 Honour and Authority: The Professional Middle Class""; ""3 ""Getting There"": Situating White-Collar Workers""; ""PART TWO: ERECTING A MORAL ORDER, DEVELOPING CLASS COMMUNITY""; ""4 Casting Society: Voluntary Organizations and the Development of Class Community""
""5 A Community Concern: Victorian Temperance Reform""""6 Producing and Reproducing the Middle-Class ""Self""""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773568082 (electronic bk.)
0773568085 (electronic bk.)
077352083X (electronic bk.)
9780773520837 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 133166155
Additional Format Print version: Holman, Andrew C. (Andrew Carl), 1965- Sense of their duty. Montreal ; Ithaca, [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000 0773518991 (DLC) 2001339300 (OCoLC)41389724