Building Halifax 1841-1871

“In the early-1860s the increase in the number of carpenters, the building boom with its opportunities in a larger market for specialization, and local labour tension all contributed to formal subdivision among carpenters. Incorporation of the House Joiners’ Union Society of Halifax and of the Shipwrights’ and Caulkers’ Association of Halifax and Dartmouth in 1864 marked a trade consciousness which was demonstrated in a carpenters’ strike for higher wages later that year.”

Buggey, S. “Building Halifax 1841-1871”. Acadiensis, vol. 10, no. 1, Sept. 1980, p. p. 90,