The Workers Revolt in Canada, 1917-1925 by Craig HeronThe Workers Revolt in Canada, 1917-1925 by Craig Heron

The Workers Revolt in Canada, 1917-1925

EditorCraig Heron

Paperback | May 16, 1998

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Canadians often consider the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 to be the defining event in working-class history after the First World War. This book, the collaboration of nine labour historians, shows that the unrest was both more diverse and more widespread across the country than is generally believed.

The authors clarify what happened in working-class Canada at the end of the war and situate 'the workers' revolt' within the larger structure of Canadian social, economic, and political history. They argue that, despite a national pattern, the upsurge of protest took different courses and faced different obstacles in each region of the country. Their essays shed light on the extent of the revolt nationally while retaining a sensitivity to regional distinctiveness.

Drawing on the approaches of social history, this study moves beyond the history of the strike and union organization that characterizes conventional labour history, and re-examines what was once called the 'western revolt.' The Workers' Revolt in Canada combines fresh archival research with a great body of secondary literature on the subject to produce a compelling new synthesis, which will be of great use to teachers and of interest to economists, sociologists, and historians.

Craig Heron is a professor in the Department of History at York University.
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Title:The Workers Revolt in Canada, 1917-1925Format:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 9 × 6.05 × 0.98 inPublished:May 16, 1998Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802080820

ISBN - 13:9780802080820

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Canadians often consider the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 to be the defining event in working-class history after the First World War. The Workers' Revolt in Canada, 1917 - 1925 shows that labour unrest was both more diverse and widespread than is generally believed. This collaboration of nine labour historians places 'the workers' revolt' in the larger context of Canadian social, economic, and political history. Their essays reveal the extent of the unrest nationally, while remaining sensitive to each region's distinctiveness.