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Agrarian Petit-Bourgeois Responses to Capitalist Industrialisation: The Case of Canada

  • J. F. Conway
Part of the Edinburgh Studies in Sociology book series (ESIS)

Abstract

The agrarian petite bourgeoisie dominated the political debates in Canada during the first few decades of the twentieth century. Their domination was ephemeral and extended only to setting the agenda for the debates since, although they won some concessions, they proved unable to change the course of the development of Canadian capitalism in ways congenial to them. They failed to maintain the momentum of their own class and their efforts to forge successful alliances with the working class and the urban petite bourgeoisie were wrecked on the rocks of their own self-interested view of what the world ought to be like.

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Party System Public Ownership Royal Commission Freight Rate Progressive Party 
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