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The Character of Class Struggle: Essays in Canadian Working-Class History, 1850-1985

Document type Book
Author McKay, Ian
Author Palmer, Bryan D.
Editor Palmer, Bryan D.
Author Heron, Craig
Author Maroney, Heather Jon
Author Brandt, Gail Cuthbert
Author Kealey, Gregory S.
Author Webber, Jeremy
Publisher McClelland and Stewart; Toronto, Ont.
Date 1986
ISBN 0-7710-6946-4
Pages 239 pages


These essays introduce readers to the changing and complex character of class struggle in Canada. Individual essays focus on specific features of Canadian class struggle: regional differences, the role of gender, the character of trade union leadership to the specific nature of conflict in particular industries; and the general features of national periods of upheaval such as the year 1919 and the World War II period. [Of the eight essays, two are original to the volume, while the others are abridged or revised versions of articles that previously appeared in publications such as Labour/Le Travail and New Left Review.] --Publisher's description