Workers and Canadian History

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1995 - History - 458 pages
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Kealey provides an overview of the study of workers in Canada as well as in-depth examinations of two of the field's leading scholars, political economist Clare Pentland and Marxist historian Stanley Bréhaut Ryerson. He analyses the development of Canadian labour history in particular and social history in general, and provides detailed empirical studies of the Orange Order in Toronto, printers and their unions, the Knights of Labor, and the Canadian labour revolt of 1919. The collection concludes with three synthetic views of Canadian working-class history focusing on the labour movement, the role of strikes, and attempts by the state to manage class conflict. Workers and Canadian History will be of great interest to students and scholars of Canadian history, labour history, Marxist and socialist theory and history, and political science.
 

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Contents

H C Pentland and WorkingClass Studies
32
Canadian Revolutionary
48
The Writing of Social History in English Canada
136
The Politics of Class
163
Work Control the Labour Process and Nineteenth
209
The Knights of Labor in Ontario
238
Estimated at between Twenty and Forty Per Cent of 1881
260
The Structure of Canadian WorkingClass History
329
Strikes in Canada 18911950 with Douglas
345
The Canadian States Attempt to Manage Class
419
Index
441
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Greg Kealey is Provost, Vice-President Research, and a professor in the Department of History at the University of New Brunswick.

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