The Craftworkers’ Challenge
We meet the first movement of organized craftworkers beginning to take shape in the mid-nineteenth century in response to the new capitalist organization of work and labour markets. By the end of the century the militant craftworkers were leading a much broader working-class confrontation with the new industrial capitalist order but their efforts collapsed by the 1890s
CRAIG HERON is a professor in the Department of History at York University. He is the author of Booze in Canada: A History, which was shortlisted for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, and the author of Working in Steel: The Early Years in Canada, 1883-1935.