Labouring Canada: Class, Gender, and Race In Canadian Working-Class History

Paperback | February 7, 2008

EditorBrian D. Palmer, Joan Sangster

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This text is a collection of classic and contemporary articles exploring the nature of work in Canadian history from the late eighteenth century to the current day. Class relations and labour form the core of the volume, but attention will also be paid to the state and its relations withworkers both formal and informal. The volume is designed as a core text for classes in Canadian labour/working-class history, taught out of history and labour studies departments.

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This text is a collection of classic and contemporary articles exploring the nature of work in Canadian history from the late eighteenth century to the current day. Class relations and labour form the core of the volume, but attention will also be paid to the state and its relations withworkers both formal and informal. The volume is d...

Brian D. Palmer is the Canada Research Chair in Canadian Labour History and Canadian Studies at Trent University. Joan Sangster is a Professor in the Department of History and is the Director of the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Native Studies at Trent University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 7 × 1 inPublished:February 7, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195425332

ISBN - 13:9780195425338

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Part I: Aboriginal Peoples and Class FormationCarolyn Podruchny: Unfair Masters and Rascally Servants: Relations Among Bourgeois, Clerks, and Voyageurs in the Montreal Fur TradeJohn Lutz: After the Fur Trade: The Aboriginal Labouring Class of British Columbia, 1849-1900Part II: Immigrant Settlers and the Tensions of Class FormationBonnie Huskins: From Haute Cuisine to Ox Roasts: Feasting and the Negotiation of Class in Mid-19th Century Saint John and HalifaxRuth Bleasdale: Class Conflict on the Canals of Upper Canada in the 1840sPart III: Industrializing Canada: Waged Work, Everyday Life, and Class Mobilization, 1860-1900Bettina Bradbury: Gender at Work at Home: Family Decisions, The Labour Market, and Girls' Contributions to the Family EconomyChristina Burr: 'The Other Side': The Rhetoric of Labour ReformGregory S. Kealey and Bryan D. Palmer: The Bonds of Unity: The Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880-1900Part IV: Radicals and Union Struggles in Industrializing CanadaMark Leier: Rallying Round the Standard in British ColumbiaCraig Heron: The Workers' RevoltJanice Newton: The Plight of the Working GirlPart V: Capitalist Canada Consolidated and the weight of Special Oppression, 1880-1939Sarah-Jane (Saje) Mathieu: North of the Colour Line: Sleeping Car Porters and the Battle Against Jim Crow on Canadian Rails, 1880-1920Andrew Parnaby: 'The best men that ever worked the lumber': Aboriginal Longshoremen on Burrard Inlet, 1863-1939Part VI: The Depression DecadeJohn Manley: 'Starve, Be Damned!': Communists and Canada's Urban UnemployedDenyse Baillargeon: Working for Pay and Managing the Household FinancesPart VII: Workplace and Welfare, 1920-1960Joan Sangster: The Softball Solution: Female Workers, Male Managers, and the Operation of Paternalism at Westclox, 1923-1960Carmela Patrias: Race, Employment Discrimination, and State Complicity in Wartime Canada, 1939-1945Peter McInnis: Teamwork for Harmony: Labour-Management Production Committees and the Post-War Settlement in CanadaPart VIII: Managing the MarginalRobert Campbell: Managing the Marginal: Regulating and Negotiating Decency in Vancouver's Beer ParloursBecki L. Ross: Bumping and Grinding on the Line: Making Nudity PayPart IX: The Changing Face of Class Struggle in the Post-War PeriodMagdalena Fahrni: Parents, Pupils, and the Montreal Teachers' Strike of 1949Pamela Sugiman: Becoming Union Wise, 1950-1963Alvin Finkel: Trade Unions and the Welfare State in Canada, 1945-1990Part X: The 1960s and the Legacies of ConflictBryan D. Palmer: Wildcat Workers in the 1960s: The Unruly Face of Class StruggleRalph P. Guntzel: The Quebec Labour Movement and Quebec Sovereigntism, 1960-2000Sedef Arat-Koc: From 'Mothers of the Nation' to Migrant WorkersPart XI: The State of the UnionsLeo Panitch and Donald Swartz: Towards Permanent Exceptionalism: Coercion and Consent in Canadian Industrial RelationsDavid Camfield: Neoliberalism and Working-Class Resistance in British Columiba: The Hospital Employees' Union Struggle, 2002-2004Nadita Rani Sharma: Race,Class and the Making of Difference: The Social Organization of 'Migrant Workers' in Canada