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The Importance of Family: A Micro-History Study of James Cameron and the Life Course of Family, Agriculture and Masculinity in Glengarry County, 1855-1881.

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dc.contributor.advisor Wilson, Catharine
dc.contributor.author Sharp, Samuel
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-19T17:16:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-19T17:16:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-09
dc.date.created 2014-09-17
dc.date.issued 2014-09-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8479
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY: A MICRO-HISTORY STUDY OF JAMES CAMERON AND THE INTERPLAY OF FAMILY, AGRICULTURE AND MASCULINITY IN GLENGARRY COUNTY, 1855 – 1881. Samuel Sharp Advisor: University of Guelph, 1992 Professor C. A. Wilson James Cameron, a farmer in Glengarry County, kept a diary from 1854 to 1902. This study focused on three periods of his family life course. From 1855-57, James was a bachelor and used multiple occupations to support his farming. He cultivated social connections formed in the context of male work culture, and filled niche roles in the community. Between 1864-66, James started a family. The needs of his family increased his capital, labour and emotional investment in his farm. He worked around the constraints of supervising young children, hired labour and began to socialize his sons to the life of a farmer. Finally, 1879-81, his wife and daughters retreated from view as James, now the head of a maturing family, focused on managing the labour of his sons. Having a family led James to focus on labours that worked best with the needs, strengths and limits of his family stage. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Masculinity en_US
dc.subject Ontario History en_US
dc.subject Glengarry County en_US
dc.subject Micro History en_US
dc.subject Diaries en_US
dc.subject Agriculture History en_US
dc.subject Family History en_US
dc.title The Importance of Family: A Micro-History Study of James Cameron and the Life Course of Family, Agriculture and Masculinity in Glengarry County, 1855-1881. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme History en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US


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