BERCUSON, David J
Title: Fools and Wise Men : The Rise and Fall of the One Big Union. pbk.
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:0070826455
Seller ID: 95168
BERCUSON, David J. Fools and Wise Men : [The Rise and Fall of the One Big Union]. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., (1978). Pp 300. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers. "Out of the conditions of the daily lives of western workers: death in the mines, mutilation in the logging camps, poor food and poor quarters nearly everywhere -- arose the dream of one union embracing every Canadian worker regardless of his trade. This is the story of a great idea and its enemies: the craft unions, the Communists, the American labour organizations, and the government of Canada especially immediately after World War I. This is the story of those who were dedicated and those who werenot -- the wise men whom caution and convention ruled, and the fools who d ared to see the worker as a power in his own right." - from the rear cover.Name, light sunning to spine, else vg. 12.00