14 Labour and Radicalism

How have migrants organized politically along lines of class and ethnicity? How has organized labour influenced the politics of inclusion and exclusion?

Ian Radforth, “Finnish Radicalism and Labour Activism in the Northern Ontario Woods” & Varpu Lindström, “‘I won’t be a slave!’ Finnish Domestics in Canada, 1911-1930,” in A Nation of Immigrants: Women, Workers, and Communities in Canadian History, 1840s-1960s, ed. by Franca Iacovetta et al. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998), 166-86.

Agnes Calliste, “The Struggle for Employment Equity by Blacks on American and Canadian Railroads.” Journal of Black Studies 25, no. 3 (1995): 297-317.

David Goutor, Guarding the Gates: The Canadian Labour Movement and Immigration, 1872-1934 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014).

Rhonda Hinther, “Raising Funds and Class-Consciousness: Women and the Interwar Ukrainian Left,” (Chapter Two) in Perogies and Politics: Canada’s Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018).

Ruth A. Frager, Sweatshop Strife: Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Jewish Labour Movement of Toronto, 1900-1939 (University of Toronto Press, 1992), ch. 3.

Ruth A. Frager, “”Mixing with People on Spadina”: The Tense Relations between Non-Jewish Workers and Jewish Workers,” in A History of Human Rights in Canada: Essential Issues (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2009).


Dansereau, « La place des travailleurs juifs dans le mouvement ouvrier québécois au début du XXe siècle. », dans P. Anctil, I. Robinson, G. Bouchard, dir., Juifs et Canadiens français dans la société québécoise (Sillery, Septentrion, 1999), 127-154.


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