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Author: Desmond Morton
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed., rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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"In this expanded and updated classic, Desmond Morton explores the history of the Canadian labour movement and brings the story to the present day with a discussion of globalization and its impact on workers. Working People examines the clash between the idealists, who fought for such "impossible" dreams as the eight-hour day, paid holidays, industrial democracy, and equality for woman, and the realists, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Morton
ISBN: 0773518010 9780773518018
OCLC Number: 39679199
Notes: Subtitle on cover: An illustrated history of the Canadian labour movement.
Description: 408 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Working People --
2. Getting Organized --
3. International Ideas --
4. Political Movement --
5. Labour Reformers --
6. Hinterland Labour --
7. Trades and Labour --
8. Gompers's Shadow --
9. Business, Labour, and Governments --
10. Labour Radicals --
11. Labour and the First World War --
12. Western Revolt --
13. Unroaring Twenties --
14. Surviving the Depression --
15. Industrial Unionism --
16. Fighting Hitler and Management --
17. "People Coming into Their Own" --
18. No Falling Back --
19. Struggle for Allegiance --
20. The Merger Movement --
21. Times of Frustration --
22. Prosperity and Discontent --
23. Public Interest, Public Service --
24. Justice and Nationalism --
25. Quebec and the Common Front --
26. Scapegoat for Inflation --
27. Recession and Hard Times --
28. Levelling the Playing Field --
29. Struggling to the Millennium --
30. Millennial Thoughts on Working People --
Graphs: Changes in the Labour Movement.
Other Titles: Illustrated history of the Canadian labour movement
Responsibility: Desmond Morton.
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A revised and updated edition of Morton's classic story of Canada's labour movement.  Read more...

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"Working People is a welcome addition to the shelves of Canadian history." Canadian Reader "A captivating ... chronicle on the history of unionism in Canada with all its warts and virtues." The Read more...

 
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