Plunderbund and Proletariat
A History of the IWW in B.C.
Publisher: New Star Books
Year Published: 1975
Pages: 169pp ISBN: 0-919888-04-6
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX11524
A history of working class struggle from the workers' perspective.
Table of Contents
Part I: The IWW
The IWW in fact and fiction
British Columbia: a syndicalist climate
The IWW arrives
Class War in Prince Rupert
Free Speech fight in Victoria
The Vancouver Free Speech fight
Part II: The Plunderbund Railway Promoters in B.C.
How to become a railway magnate
Early railroad promoters in B.C.
The Canadian Northern Saga
Pacific Great Eastern: railway to nowhere
Part III: The Proletariat
Life and labour in the construction camps
Canadian Northern strike
Grand Trunk Pacific Strike
Kettle Valley and Pacific Great Eastern strikes
How the Wobblies got their name
Part IV: Conclusion