The Canadian Labour Movement: A Short History: Second Edition

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James Lorimer & Company, 1996 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
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The Canadian Labour Movement is a fascinating story that brings to life the working men and women who built Canada's unions.

This concise history recounts the story of Canadian labour from the nineteenth century to the present day. First published in 1989, it has been updated to include new developments in the world of labour up to 1995. Heron depicts the major events and trends in labour's history, and assesses the current state and direction of the labour movement.

The Canadian Labour Movement is a masterful overview of the subject, providing a broad and accessible introduction to Canadian labour.

 

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Contents

Third Edition
Introduction
1 The Craftworkers Challenge
2 The Workers Revolt
3 The Giant Tamed
4 The New Resistance
5 Counterattack
6 Rebuilding the House of Labour
7 A New Agenda for Labour
8 Labour at the Dawn of the TwentyFirst Century
Glossary of Labour Centrals
Further Reading
Index
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About the author (1996)

CRAIG HERON is a professor in the Department of History at York University. He is the author of Booze in Canada: A History, which was shortlisted for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, and the author of Working in Steel: The Early Years in Canada, 1883-1935.

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