Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2018 - Right and left (Political science) - 292 pages

In Perogies and Politics, Rhonda Hinther explores the twentieth-century history of the Ukrainian left in Canada from the standpoint of the women, men, and children who formed and fostered it.

For twentieth-century leftist Ukrainians, culture and politics were inextricably linked. The interaction of Ukrainian socio-cultural identity with Marxist-Leninism resulted in one of the most dynamic national working-class movements Canada has ever known. The Ukrainian left's success lay in its ability to meet the needs of and speak in meaningful, respectful, and empowering ways to its supporters' experiences and interests as individuals and as members of a distinct immigrant working-class community. This offered to Ukrainians a radical social, cultural, and political alternative to the fledgling Ukrainian churches and right-wing Ukrainian nationalist movements. Hinther's colourful and in-depth work reveals how left-wing Ukrainians were affected by changing social, economic, and political forces and how they in turn responded to and challenged these forces.??

 

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Contents

The Men Women and Children of the Ukrainian Labour Temple Movement 18911991
3
Men and the Interwar Ukrainian Left
17
Women and the Interwar Ukrainian Left
50
Children Youth and the Interwar Ukrainian Left
75
The Ukrainian Left and the Second World War
103
Adults and the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians
133
Children Youth and the PostWar Ukrainian Left
175
If I Cant Dance Its Not My Revolution
205
Key Ukrainian Leftist Organizations
215
Notes
217
Bibliography
265
Index
283
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Rhonda L. Hinther is an associate professor in the Department of History at Brandon University. She is the co-editor of Re-imagining Ukrainian Canadians also published by University of Toronto Press.

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