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The Resource 1919 : a graphic history of the Winnipeg General Strike, The Graphic History Collective and David Lester

1919 : a graphic history of the Winnipeg General Strike, The Graphic History Collective and David Lester

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1919 : a graphic history of the Winnipeg General Strike
Title
1919
Title remainder
a graphic history of the Winnipeg General Strike
Statement of responsibility
The Graphic History Collective and David Lester
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Language
eng
Summary
"After suffering the hardships and horrors of the First World War, workers and soldiers faced the agony of the post-war Canadian economy. With rising inflation, unprecedented unemployment, and an increasingly repressive state, the atmosphere was ripe for revolt. The Russian Czar had been overthrown just eighteen months ago and workers had revolution on their minds. On May 15, 1919 more than 30,000 workers in Winnipeg, Manitoba walked off the job and began a general strike that would last six weeks and change the course of Canadian history. The strikers' demands began with higher wages, collective bargaining rights, and more power for working people. As sympathy strikes broke out and more workers joined the call, the Winnipeg Strike Committee became a de-facto government Like so many labour actions before and since, the strikers were met with a violent end. On "Bloody Saturday" the Royal North-West Mounted Police charged into the crowd, killing two workers and injuring dozens more. One hundred years later, the Winnipeg General Strike continues to be a poignant reminder of the power of the state and capital over workers' lives and the brutal ends governments and bosses have and will use to crush workers' movements, and an inspirational example of the possibilities of class struggle and solidarity."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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CaOONL
Dewey number
331.89/29712743
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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Graphic History Collective
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1958-
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Lester, David
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  • General Strike, Winnipeg, Man., 1919
  • Strikes and lockouts
Label
1919 : a graphic history of the Winnipeg General Strike, The Graphic History Collective and David Lester
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Revisiting the workers' revolt by the Graphic history collective -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: The Winnipeg general strike at 100 by James Naylor -- 1919: A graphic history of the Winnipeg general strik by the Graphic history collective and David Lester -- The art of labour history: Notes on drawing 1919 by David Lester -- The character of class struggle in Winnipeg: A photo-essay -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Contributors
Control code
8563791
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiii, 107 pages
Isbn
9781771134200
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
on1080207708
Label
1919 : a graphic history of the Winnipeg General Strike, The Graphic History Collective and David Lester
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Revisiting the workers' revolt by the Graphic history collective -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: The Winnipeg general strike at 100 by James Naylor -- 1919: A graphic history of the Winnipeg general strik by the Graphic history collective and David Lester -- The art of labour history: Notes on drawing 1919 by David Lester -- The character of class struggle in Winnipeg: A photo-essay -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Contributors
Control code
8563791
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiii, 107 pages
Isbn
9781771134200
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
on1080207708

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