Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Pryke, K. G.,


History, Canadian.




While historians have offered in-depth studies of the growth and development of Canadian unions in the post World War II era, the history of the automative workers during the inter-war years has remained relatively unexplored. This thesis is composed of six chapters, each one examining a major aspect of life for Windsor's automotive workers during this period. In addition to an examination of the worker within the context of the automotive factor, this paper attempts to illustrate the relationships which existed between the worker, the automotive company and his/her family. These experiences and roles of Windsor's automotive workers have not been confined to the walls of the plant, but approached from the perspectives of worker as father/mother, homeowner, or immigrant. This provided a more well-rounded, and complete portrayal of the automotive worker as an individual and as a family member.Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1993 .S353. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 32-03, page: 0842. Adviser: K. G. Pryke. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1993.