Big Picture : The Antigonish Movement of Eastern Nova Scotia

By: DODARO, Santo PLUTA, Leonard

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DODARO, Santo and Leonard PLUTA. The Big Picture : The Antigonish Movement of Eastern Nova Scotia. Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press , (2012). First Printing. Pp. (14),[xv]-xv,(2),[3]-408. With tables. Index. 8vo, illustrated yellow cardcovers with black lettering to front and spine. No. 57 in the McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion, Series Two. "In the 1930s - when the competitive, free market system lay in ruins and the competing systems of fascism and communism were gaining strength - the Antigonish Movement emerged offering a 'middle way.' The movement favoured putting in place an integrated and dynamic system based on cooperative economic institutions under the control of the people. The Antigonish Movement originated with the establishment of the Extension Department of St Francis Xavier University in 1928, with Reverend Moses Coady as director. Guided by the social teaching of the Catholic Church, the movement promoted an array of economic activity and attracted widespread attention around the world. Visitors flocked to Antigonish to witness ordinary people, fishermen, farmers, and industrial workers, organize and establish their own enterprises, from fish processing plants to credit unions and cooperative stores. In The Big Picture Santo Dodaro and Leonard Pluta trace the history of thisremarkable experiment from its origins through its period of expansion dur ing the 1930s and 1940s, while identifying the key factors - vision, education, and institutional framework - that contributed to the movement's success." - from rear cover. Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. The Birth of the Antigonish Movement. 3. The Dynamic Expansion of the Antigonish Movement in theMidst of the Great Depression. 4. The Years of Turbulence, 1940-49. 5. The Years of Transitions, 1950-59. 6. The Unravelling of the Movement, 1960-69 . 7. The Last Hurrah, 1970-2000. 8. Conclusions and Prospects. Very good. 25.00

Title: Big Picture : The Antigonish Movement of Eastern Nova Scotia

Author Name: DODARO, Santo PLUTA, Leonard

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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press , Montreal & Kingston, 2012, ISBN:0773540156:

Seller ID: 104735

Keywords: NOVA SCOTIA CANADA CANADIAN SOCIAL HISTORY ANTIGONISH MOVEMENT CO-OP CO-OPERATIVES EDUCATION,