Labour and Working-Class History in Atlantic Canada

A Reader

David Frank (Editor), Gregory S. Kealey (Editor) 


This collection of essays provides a generous introduction to the vibrant field of labour and working-class history in Canada's eastern provinces. Organized in four sections covering pre-industrial labour, the industrial revolution, labour's wars of the early twentieth century, and the rise of industrial legality, the book should prove useful in university classrooms and for all readers interested in the history of the region's ordinary people. Concluding chapters address topics of current interest such as public sector unionism, the role of women in the fishery, and the horrors of the Westray mine disaster. The editors provide an introduction, section heads, and suggestions for further reading.

The volume is edited by David Frank, Department of History, University of New Brunswick, the former editor of Acadiensis, and Gregory S. Kealey, Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dean of Graduate Studies. Authors include T.W. Acheson, Rusty Bittermann, Sean Cadigan, Jessie Chisholm, Patricia M. Connelly, Peter DeLottinville, E.R. Forbes, Eugene Forsey, Harry Glasbeek, Linda Little, Martha MacDonald, Robert McIntosh, Ian McKay, D.A. Muise, Nolan Reilly, Eric W. Sager, Anthony Thomson, and Eric Tucker.

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 1995. 456 pages. ISBN 0-919666-78-7.

$31.95 CAD

Subjects: Atlantic CanadaBureaucracy and PolicyCulture, Politics, and IdentityGenderHistoryLabourMaritime StudiesNewfoundland and Labrador Studies


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