History Professor Craig Heron earns multiple awards for book

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York University history Professor Craig Heron has earned multiple awards for his 2015 book, Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers' City, which explores the realities and struggles of the city of Hamilton’s working class.

Craig Heron

Craig Heron

In addition to receiving the designation of Book of the Year by the International Labor History Association earlier this year, Heron has won three more awards for his research on the significance of the working class in society, what kind of contribution they made and what their experience was.

Heron has been awarded the Clio Prize for Ontario by the Canadian Historical Association, as well as the Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies 2015 Book of the Year award. He is also the recipient of the Fred Landon Award for local and regional history, given by the Ontario Historical Society.

The book also made the short list for both the Canadian Historical Association's Sir John A. Macdonald Prize and the Ontario Speaker's Book Award.

Heron pieced the life and times of Hamilton’s people together by meticulously combing through municipal, provincial and federal documents, personal testimonies, newspaper archives, oral history projects and records from unions, private societies and associations.

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