Miners and Steelworkers : Labour in Cape Breton. First Edition in dustjacket

By: MacEWAN, Paul

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MacEWAN, Paul. Miners and Steelworkers : Labour in Cape Breton. Toronto : Samuel Stevens, Hakkert & Co., 1976. First Edition. Pp. (8),ix-xiii,(3),3-400 + 10 pages of illustrations. Map endpapers. 8vo, dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 3109. With a bibliography & 14-page index. Paul MacEwan (b. April 8, 1943, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - d, May 2, 2017, Sydney, Nova Scotia). "It is easy to forget today how desperate the need was for unions in the days of the worst exploitation and abuse of power by powerful companies. Who now cuold imagine workers being forced to strike to avoid wage cuts even in times of rising prices? Who could imagine them losing such a strike? This moving story of the miners andsteelworkers of Cape Breton focuses on the issues which generated the most militant unions in Canada. Wage cuts, blacklisting, mine disasters, pit cl osings, police killings, collusion between management and government, company unions, bayonets and barbed wire, American interference, hostile legislation -- all this and more have contributed to a century of labour violence and bitterness almost unparalleled in North America. This is a piece of Canadian history usually forgotten, a part of our history that affects us today more than we like to think." -from the dustjacket. Chapters : 1.The Background; 2.The Provincial Workmen's Association; 3.The United Mineworkers - 1909; 4.The First Amalgamated; 5.District 26 and BESCO; 6.The Labour Sweep and Donald The Boo; 7.1922: Wage Cut, Slowdown, and Strike; 8.Smashing the Steelworkers; 9.J.B. McLachlan: Crime and Punishment; 10.The Situation Worsens; 11."They Can't Stand the Gaff"; 12.1925-1932: A Developing Rift; 13.TheSecond Amalgamated; 14.The Last Days of J.B. McLachlan; 15.The C.C.F. and Clarie Gillis; 16.The Steelworkers Come Back; 17.The Slowdown of 1941; 18.The C.C.F. during the War Years; 18.Two Strikes and Two Elections; 20.The Decline of the Fifties; 21."Vic" MacInnis, Heavy Water, and Other Ills; 22.The Struggle Continues. Binding a bit shaky (as is often the case due to shoddy initial binding), else very good in nicked dust jacket. 25.00

Title: Miners and Steelworkers : Labour in Cape Breton. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: MacEWAN, Paul

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Publisher: Samuel Stevens, Hakkert & Co, Toronto, 1976, ISBN:0888665334:

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