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Canadian working-class history : selected readings

Author: Laurel Sefton MacDowell; Ian Walter Radforth
Publisher: Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Canadian Working-Class History: Selected Readings, Third Edition, is an updated version of the bestselling reader that brings together recent and classic scholarship on the history, politics, and social groups of the working class in Canada. Some of the changes readers will find in the new edition include better representation of women scholars and nine provocative and ground-breaking new articles on racism and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurel Sefton MacDowell; Ian Walter Radforth
ISBN: 1551302985 9781551302980
OCLC Number: 62895106
Description: xii, 450, [2] pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Farm households and wage labour in the northeastern Maritimes in the early nineteenth century / Rusty Bittermann --
Class conflict on the canals of Upper Canada in the 1840s / Ruth Bleasdale --
"The honest workingman" and workers' control : the experience of Toronto skilled workers, 1860-92 / Gregory S. Kealey --
The knights of labor and the Salvation Army : religion and working-class culture in Ontario, 1882-90 / Lynne Marks --
Joe beef of Montreal : working-class culture and the tavern, 1869-89 / Peter DeLottinville --
After the fur trade : the Aboriginal labouring class of British Columbia, 1849-90 / John Lutz --
The craftsmen's spectacle : Labour Day parades in Canada, the early years / Craig Heron and Steve Penfold --
Class, job, and gender in the Canadian office / Graham S. Lowe --
Exclusion or solidarity? Vancouver workers confront the "Oriental problem" / Gillian Creese --
The radical alien and the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 / Donald Avery --
Solving the labour problem at Imperial Oil : welfare capitalism in the Canadian petroleum industry, 1919-29 / H.M. Grant --
Against all odds : the Progressive Arts Club's production of waiting for lefty / Bonita Bray --
The formation of the Canadian industrial relations system during World War II / Laurel Sefton MacDowell --
Women and income security in the post-war period : the case of unemployment insurance, 1945-62 / Ann Porter --
The red petticoat brigade : mine mill women's auxiliaries and the "threat from within," 1940s-70s / Mercedes Steedman --
"The Dresden story" : racism, human rights, and the Jewish Labour Committee of Canada / Ross Lambertson --
Defending honour, demanding respect : manly discourse and gendered practice in two construction strikes, Toronto, 1960-61 / Franca Iacovetta --
The Confederation des syndicats nationaux (CSN), the Idea of Independence, and the Sovereigntist Movement, 1960-80 / Ralph Peter Guntzel --
Alberta nurses and the "illegal" strike of 1988 / Rebecca Priegert Coulter --
Greening the wrkplace : unions and the environment / Laurel Sefton MacDowell --
Life in a fast-food factory / Ester Reiter --
Globalization, nationalism, and internationalism / Sam Gindin.
Responsibility: edited by Laurel Sefton MacDowell and Ian Radforth.

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Brings together recent and classic scholarship on the history, politics, and social groups of the working class in Canada. Some of the changes readers will find in the new edition include better  Read more...

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