My debts are few but important. First and foremost I wish to thank the University of Calgary Press for the confidence it has shown in this project from day one and for what its talented editorial and design staff have done to make this book what it is. Any errors in the book are, of course, mine alone. I am also grateful to McMaster University (CUPE 3906) for grants to defray the cost of the many photos in the book and to my good friend and comrade, Phil Buckley, for making possible the inclusion of the “Modern Girl” (with bicycle) photo in the Epilogue. Lastly, I am indebted beyond measure to my wonderful wife, Raya, for her unfailing support, encouragement, and love, without which this book would not have been possible.