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Cape Breton Steel
This profile tells the story of the Sydney Steel Corporation (SYSCO) in Cape Breton and reveals one of the most important causes of unemployment and industrial shutdowns in Canada today. It traces the...
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
The Labor Wars
Lens, Sidney
A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
Report on Sydney Street
This report is based on a 30-minute slide-tape program called "The Steel Show" (Steel Research Group) and is available from DEVERIC, Box 3460, Halifax, Nova Scotia ($5 rental, $100 rental) or United S...
Steel strike of 1952: Connexipedia Article
A strike by the United Steelworkers of America against U.S. Steel and nine other steelmakers.
Strike!: The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present
Brecher, Jeremy
A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...
Working in Steel: The Early Years in Canada, 1883-1935
Heron, Craig
Examines the huge steel plants that were built at the turn of the twentieth century in Sydney and New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and Trenton, Hamilton, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Emphasizes the importa...
The World Steel Industry: Dynamics of Decline
Yachir, Faysal
This book covers the profound changes undergone by the world steel industry since the mid-1970s oil price rise. Faysal Yachir combines technological explanation, economic argument and awareness of the...