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Through the mill : girls and women in the Quebec cotton textile industry, 1881-1951

Author: Gail Cuthbert Brandt
Publisher: Montréal, Québec : Baraka Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Girls and women were essential to industrialization in Canada, particularly in the cotton textile industry, which was concentrated in Quebec. In 1891, for example, more than 2000 girls and women toiled in Quebec’s cotton mills, representing more than half the industry’s labour force in Quebec. Conventional wisdom would have it that young girls and women were most often quiescent workers who undercut unions’  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Cuthbert Brandt
ISBN: 9781771861502 1771861509
OCLC Number: 1055273828
Description: 322 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: 1881-1918 --
Developing the Quebec cotton industry: girls and women wanted --
Mill life --
Fighting back: workplace activism --
Part 2: 1919-1951 --
Dominating the Canadian cotton industry --
New technologies, old problems: working conditions and wages --
Struggling for change in a man's world.
Other Titles: Girls and women in the Quebec cotton textile industry, 1881-1951
Responsibility: Gail Cuthbert Brandt.

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Examines patterns of continuity and change within the context of prevailing economic conditions, cultural and social attitudes, and technological developments. Through The Mill, one of few in-depth  Read more...

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