Russell, Peter A.

Attitudes to Social Structure and Mobility in Upper Canada, 1815-1840
1990 0-88946-193-7
Examines popular attitudes in Upper Canada regarding social structure and the degree of social mobility that was thought possible during the period from 1815 to 1840, when Upper Canada was viewed as a "poor man's country" where all could "be laird" and prosper but was also characterized by a set of fixed social strata.