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A Liberal-Labour Lady

The Times and Life of Mary Ellen Spear Smith

UBC Press

This authoritative biography of Mary Ellen Smith (1863–1933) – British Columbia’s first female MLA, the British Empire’s first female cabinet minister, and a BC suffragist – recovers from obscurity an audacious but imperfect champion in the struggle for greater democracy in early twentieth-century Canada.

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Able to Lead

Disablement, Radicalism, and the Political Life of E.T. Kingsley

UBC Press

Able to Lead tells the forgotten story of the life of double amputee E.T. Kingsley, a pioneering politician, and labour and justice activist.

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The Constant Liberal

Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left

UBC Press

Challenging interpretations of Pierre Elliott Trudeau as either the founder of a progressive Canada or an unavowed and destructive socialist, this book argues that he was in fact a staunch defender of capitalist values who helped make the country more conservative.

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Defying Expectations

The Case of UFCW Local 401

Athabasca University Press

In this study of UFCW 401, Foster investigates a union that has had remarkable success organizing a group of workers that North American unions often struggle to reach: immigrants, women, and youth.

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The Deindustrialized World

Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places

UBC Press

The Deindustrialized World opens a window on the experiences of those living at ground zero of deindustrialization and examines confrontations with the ruination of people and places on a global scale.

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Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

UBC Press

The first full-length historical exploration of individual violence in the automotive industry, Blood, Sweat, and Fear taps the class, race, and gendered roots of the workplace as battleground.

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Unions in Court

Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

UBC Press

This book demonstrates how and why labour’s long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a Charter-based legal strategy designed to protect workers’ rights and freedoms.

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Rebel Youth

1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada

UBC Press

Rebel Youth draws important connections between the stories of young workers and the youth movement in Canada, claiming a central place for labour and class in the legacy of the 1960s.

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The Wages of Relief

Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

Athabasca University Press
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Provincial Solidarities

A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour

Athabasca University Press

A pioneering study of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, this is the untold story of provincial labour solidarities that succeeded in overcoming divisions and defeats to raise the status of working men and women within New Brunswick society.

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Solidarités Provinciales

Histoire de la Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Nouveau-Brunswick

By David Frank; Translated by Réjean Oullette
Athabasca University Press

On enseigne l’histoire tous les jours à l’école; pourquoi alors ne pourrait-on pas enseigner un peu d’histoire du travail de la province ou même du pays?

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Labour Goes to War

The CIO and the Construction of a New Social Order, 1939-45

UBC Press

This book examines the explosive growth of the CIO in Canada during the Second World War, showing how cultural as well as economic forces were at work in the gritty work of union organizing.

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Union Power

Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara

Athabasca University Press

Charts the development of the region's labour movement from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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Working People in Alberta

A History

Athabasca University Press

A political and economic analysis of the history of working people in Alberta.

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Our Union

UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950 to 1990

Athabasca University Press

A history of one union local after World War II and its impact on the daily working-class experience.

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Labour at the Lakehead

Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900-35

UBC Press

This book explores the early years of leftism in Canada through the prism of ethnicity and a dynamic yet divided community in northern Ontario.

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Through Feminist Eyes

Essays on Canadian Women’s History

Athabasca University Press

Through Feminist Eyes gathers in one volume the most incisive and insightful essays written to date by the distinguished Canadian historian Joan Sangster.

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From Victoria to Vladivostok

Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19

UBC Press

Uncovers the forgotten story of the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force – sent to Russia in 1918 as part of an Allied intervention to defeat Bolshevism – despite the objections of many Canadians who were sympathetic to the goals of the Russian Revolution.

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Unions, Equity, and the Path to Renewal

UBC Press

This feminist analysis of union renewal strategies suggests that equity is the way to reposition organized labour as a central institution in workers’ lives.

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Solidarity First

Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion

Edited by Robert O'Brien
UBC Press

Solidarity First examines the concept and practice of social cohesion in terms of its impact on, and significance for, workers in Canada.

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