The primary textile industry in Canada: history and heritage /: R61-2/9-57E

By A.B. McCullough. Since the mid-nineteenth century the textile industry has played an important role in the labour, business, economic, and architectural history of Central and Eastern Canada. It was among the first Canadian businesses to employ large numbers of women and youths in a factory setting. The industry provided a training ground for many Canadian businessmen who learned both the opportunities and the hazards of investment in manufacturing. It also provided many often-contradictory lessons for businessmen, economists, politicians, and labour leaders who opposed or supported government fostering of industrial development through tariff protection, subsidies, and legislation. And in many communities the mills themselves, massive and enduring, helped to define the community in the same way that churches and public buildings did. This study examines the major themes in the industry's history and discusses some of the surviving mills. Illustrations. Tables.

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Department/Agency Environment Canada. Canadian Parks Service.
Title The primary textile industry in Canada: history and heritage /
Series Title Studies in archaeology, architecture and history
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Paper
Date 1992.
  • McCullough, A. B.
Binding Softcover
Number of Pages 314p. :
Dimensions 23 cm.
ISBN 0-660-14398-4
ISSN 0821-1027
Catalogue Number
  • R61-2/9-57E
Subject Terms Canadian history, Textile industry