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Alberta Labour

Alberta Labour

A Heritage Untold

By Warren Caragata

$45.00 Hardback
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Series: Lorimer Illustrated History

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History has traditionally taken the working man for granted, ignoring the fact that without his labour there would be no history. As this book shows, the history of working people in Canada is colourful, exciting and filled with many dramatic characters and events well worth discovering.
Alberta Labour traces the growth of union organizations in Alberta like the Knights of Labour in the 1880s, the legendary Wobblies, the abortive One Big Union and finally the Alberta Federation of Labour, founded in 1912, which today represents and fights for the labouring men and women of the province.
This history, the first of its kind, has been compiled from interviews with union members, original letters and documents, and contemporary newspapers and magazines. The text is illustrated with over 90 full-page photographs, most of them never published before, depicting labour at work in Alberta from its origins to the present day.




Chapter 1 - The Railway and Early Organization: 1883–1899

Chapter 2 - Foundations of the Movement: 1899–1907

Chapter 3 - Early Expansion: 1907–1914

Chapter 4 - Depression and War: 1914–1918

Chapter 5 - Revolt and Defeat: 1919

Chapter 6 - Growth and Decline: The Twenties

Chapter 7 - The Depression

Chapter 8 - Division and Re-union: 1936–1956




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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 164 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1979
ISBN: 9780888622648
Format: 11.25in x 9.25in
illustrated with photographs

BISAC Code:  BUS038000
Imprint: Lorimer


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