Labour/Le Travail

This academic journal publishes articles on labour-related issues in Canada.

Articles from No. 39, Spring

Bad Girls and Masked Men: Recent Works on Sexuality in US History (the Girl Problem; Gay New York; Delinquent Daughters)
Carolyn Strange, "Bad Girls and Masked Men: Recent Works on Sexuality in US History," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 261-75. Ruth M. Alexander, The Girl Problem: Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900-1930 (Ithaca: Cornell University...
Big Sleep (an Account Written in 1948 of the Malarctic Mine Fire of 1947)
THIS SUMMER, if you hit the Tourist Trail to Canada and your venturesome spirit follows the route of the original prospectors through the string of fabulous goldmining towns that Northwestern Quebec flaunts like a necklace of raw nuggets -- Noranda...
Big Sleep: The Malarctic Mine Fire of 1947
Bryan D. Palmer and Robin Lunn, "The Big Sleep: The Malartic Mine Fire of 1947," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 225-40. MINES HAVE BEEN THE LIFEBLOOD of specific Canadian locales. (1) They have also been chambers of death, workplaces in which...
Copper and the Class Struggle (Race and Labor in Western Copper; Copper Crucible; Recast Labor-Management Relations in America)
Jeremy Mouat, "Copper and Class Struggle," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 277-84. Philip J. Mellinger, Race and Labor in Western Copper: The Fight for Equality, 1896-1918 (Tucson: University of Arizona Press 1995). Jonathan D. Rosenblum,...
`Cowering Women, Combative Men?': Femininity, Masculinity, and Ethnicity on Strike in Two Southern Ontario Towns, 1964-1966
Robert A. Ventresca, "'Cowering Women, Combative Men?': Femininity, Masculinity, and Ethnicity on Strike in Two Southern Ontario Towns, 1964-1966," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 125-58. ON THE AFTERNOON of 31 August, 1964, 450 women employed...
Debunking the Public Health Myth: Municipal Politics and Class Conflict during the Galt, Ontario Waterworks Campaigns, 1888-1890
John S. Hagopian, "Debunking the Public Health Myth: Municipal Politics and Class Conflict During the Galt, Ontario Waterworks Campaigns, 1888-1890," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 39-68. Introduction IN HIS STUDY OF GALT, historian Kenneth...
Footnote That Never Went Away: A Complaint and Explanation (Footnote Printed in Error Suggested an Ethnic Slur)
THE CO-PUBLICATION of Labour/Le Travail, 38 (Fall 1996) and Labour History, 71 (November 1996) was a theme issue on Australia and Canada and included an article we wrote with Ian Radforth entitled "Immigration and Labour: Australia and Canada Compared."...
Grosse Ile: Canada's Irish Famine Memorial
Michael Quigley, "Grosse Ile: Canada's Irish Famine Memorial," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 195-214. Children of the Gael died in their thousands on this island having fled from the laws of foreign tyrants and an artificial famine...
Labour Stamp: The Image of the Worker on Canadian Postage Stamps
David Frank, "The Labour Stamp: The Image of the Worker on Canadian Postage Stamps," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 179-94. IT IS OFTEN SAID that you can learn much about a country's history and culture from its postage stamps. Pierre Berton,...
Nineteenth-Century Collective Violence: Toward a North American Context
Scott W. See, "Nineteenth-Century Collective Violence: Toward a North American Context," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 13-38. UNTIL ALMOST A QUARTER CENTURY AGO, the theme of violence in North American history focused primarily on the extraordinary...
Plots, Shots, and Liberal Thoughts: Conspiracy Theory and the Death of Ginger Goodwin (in 1918)
Mark Leier, "Plots, Shots, and Liberal Thoughts: Conspiracy Theory and the Death of Ginger Goodwin," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 215-24. CANADIANS IN THE LEFT and labour movements have been as fascinated by the events surrounding the death...
`Ruffled' Mistresses and `Discontented' Maids: Respectability and the Case of Domestic Service, 1880-1914
Magda Fahrni, "`Ruffled' Mistresses and `Discontented' Maids: Respectability and the Case of Domestic Service, 1880-1914," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 69-97. IN 1887, ELLEN DAY began work as a domestic servant in Brampton, Ontario. Her...
September 1931: A Re-Interpretation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Handling of the 1931 Estevan Strike and Riot
Steve Hewitt, "September 1931: A Re-interpretation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Handling of the 1931 Estevan Strike and Riot," Labour/Le Travail 39 (Spring 1997), 159-78. THE ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT has been a major boon to historians...
What Kind of Unionism: Struggles among Sydney Steel Workers in the SWOC Years, 1936-1942
Ron Crawley, "What Kind of Unionism: Struggles Among Sydney Steel Workers in the SWOC Years, 1936-1942," Labour/Le Travail, 39 (Spring 1997), 99-123. Introduction (1) THERE HAS BEEN an impressive amount of historical investigation of class conflict...