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The McMaster historians launched their book, The People and the Bay, on December 1 in Hamilton Ontario. The book represents 20 years of collaborative research documenting the social and environmental history of Hamilton Harbour and the people who settled on its shores.

The People and the Bay tells the history of the relationship between the people of Hamilton, Ontario, and Hamilton Harbour (a.k.a. Burlington Bay) from the time of European settlement through to the city’s rise as an industrial power, as townsfolk struggled with nature, and with one another, to champion their particular vision of “the bay” as a place to live, work, and play.

The People and the Bay is available through UBC Press and in bookstores and online stores all across Canada.

Read more about the book launch and the 20-year journey to produce the book on the McMaster Daily News.