Rebel youth : 1960s labour unrest, young workers, and new leftists in English Canada (eBook, 2014) []
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Rebel youth : 1960s labour unrest, young workers, and new leftists in English Canada

Rebel youth : 1960s labour unrest, young workers, and new leftists in English Canada

Author: Ian Milligan
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"During the "long sixties" -- between 1964 and 1973 -- baby boomers raised on democratic postwar ideals demanded a more egalitarian society for all. While a few became vocal leaders at universities across Canada, nearly 90% of Canada's young people went straight to work after high school. There, they brought the anti-authoritarian spirit of the youth revolt to the labour movement. While university-based activists  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Milligan, Ian, 1983-, author.
Rebel youth.:
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2014.
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Milligan
ISBN: 9780774826877 0774826878 9780774826884 0774826886 0774826908 9780774826907 9781306924795 1306924790
OCLC Number: 865158388
Language Note: Text in English.
Awards: Short-listed for The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association 2015 (Canada)
Description: x, 241 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Challenge of Rebel Youth --
Punching In, Walking Out : The Challenge of Young Workers --
Say Goodbye to the Working Class? New Leftists Debate Social Change --
Leaving Campus : The Outward-Looking New Left in Ontario, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan --
Cold, Slogging Solidarity : Supporting Labour on Picket Lines in Ontario and Nova Scotia, 1968-72 --
A Relationship Culminates : The 1973 Artistic Woodwork Strike.
Responsibility: Ian Milligan.


Rebel Youth draws important connections between the stories of young workers and the youth movement in Canada, claiming a central place for labour and class in the legacy of the 1960s.  Read more...


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