A People's History is the companion volume to the
successful television documentary, "Hamilton: Where the Rubber
Meets the Road," broadcast on CHTV and PBS. Popular historian
Bill Freeman tells the story of Hamilton from the time of its
earliest habitation through the War of 1812 and on to its heyday
as a major manufacturing centre. The many forceful personalities
who shaped Hamilton's past are brought to life, including businessman
Allan MacNab, who built Dundurn Castle, bootleggers Rocco and
Bessie Perri, and accused murderer Evelyn Dick. Freeman's history
also draws on the voices of lesser-known Hamiltonians- who volunteered
in the two World Wars, who marched in the Nine-Hour Parade.
The result of extensive research, Hamilton: A People's History
is lavishly illustrated with over 75 contemporary images by photographer
Simon Wilson and 125 archival images. It stands out as a vivid
portrait of one of Ontario's most prosperous and appealing cities.
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers www.lorimer.ca