Working Lives c.1900

ISBN: 9781877578519

Author: Erik Olssen    Publisher: Otago University Press

For the men and women of the skilled trades in the early 20th century, the skills and knowledge of their respective crafts were a source of identity and pride. Together with the so-called unskilled, who built the infrastructure for the new society, these workers laid the cultural and social foundations of a new and fairer society.
This book uses photographs to show two processes fundamental to creating a new society: the transformation of swamp into farmland then cityscape, and the transplantation of the knowledge and skill acquired in the Old World that were essential to building a new world.

Bind: paperback

Pages: 176

Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm

Publication Date: 18-08-2014

Availability Date: 18-08-2014

Tag: History

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