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By Andrew Holman

Industrial switch, the growth of presidency in any respect degrees, and inhabitants development all contributed to profound changes in Ontario's social constitution among the 1850s and the Eighteen Nineties. The altering setting created new possibilities, new wealth, and new authority. In urbanizing Ontario, an identifiable and self-identified center classification emerged among the idle wealthy and the perennial operating type. utilizing the cities of Galt and Goderich as case stories, Andrew Holman indicates how middle-class identities have been shaped at paintings. He exhibits how businessmen, execs, and white-collar staff constructed a brand new experience of authority that prolonged past the office. As neighborhood electors, individuals of voluntary institutions and reform societies, and breadwinners, middle-class males set criteria of right and anticipated habit for themselves and others, criteria for first rate habit that persevered to get pleasure from foreign money and relevance during the 20th century.

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Let us not, however, forget that there is another class of labourers who are right noble too — nay, nobler than the workers in clay and iron. I mean those who toil, not with hammer and hand, but with pen and tongue and brain ... Thought guides the hand of labour and rules the world ... While, then, we honour the strong-armed material worker, let us reverence more highly the brain-workers the clear, deep thinkers that search out the laws of God's universe ... 18 By the 18705 and 8os, the manual/non-manual divide had been replicated in wage scales as well.

Contemporaries, like editor Thomas McQueen, were outwardly critical of these men in their maladministration of the Company, political corruption, and social pretension. McQueen was particularly outspoken about the incongruence of a self-asserted gentry class living in a frontier town. 7 The movement of the Company's headquarters to Toronto in 1852 shook the foundations of the local gentry; only a few officers remained. But the 22 Work, Authority, and the Middle Class ideal of a gentry class was kept alive locally in subsequent decades.

10 These were supplemented by a litany of popular poetry, of varying (but generally poor) quality, that joined in the exaltation of work and the community of producers. In Ontario, much of this work appeared in local newspapers as copy from British and American newspapers, though some was locally produced. ," appeared in the Signal in May 1871: The noblest men I know on earth Are men whose hands are brown with toil; Who, backed by no ancestral groves, Hew down the wood and till the soil; And win thereby a prouder name Than follows king or warrior's fame.

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