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The workers' festival : a history of Labour Day in Canada

Author: Craig Heron; Steven Penfold
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] ; Buffalo [New York] : University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [2005] 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Workers' Festival ranges widely into many key themes of labour history - union politics and rivalries, radical movements, religion, race and gender, and consumerism/leisure - as well as cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(CaOONL)20059013567
(DLC) 2006373968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Heron; Steven Penfold
ISBN: 9781442657342 1442657340
OCLC Number: 903968099
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 340 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the making of Labour's Day --
Holy days, holidays, and labour days --
The craftsmen's spectacle --
Sharing Labour Day --
The universal playday --
Marching to different tunes --
Clenched fists, clowns, and chilling out --
Conclusion: the legacy of Labour's Day.
Other Titles: History of Labour Day in Canada
Responsibility: Craig Heron and Steve Penfold.
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'...Heron and Penfold have laid invaluable and long-overdue groundwork in a field of study that to date has been remarkably poorly documented.' -- Jan Ravensbergen The Montreal Gazette

 
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