The Limits of Labour: Class Formation and the Labour Movement in Calgary, 1883-1929

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Illustrations
17Employees stand outside James Walker's sawmill, early 1880s. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-1478-1
24Employees of the Calgary Brewing and Malting Company, c. 1910-2. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NB-28-20
26Interior of Pat Burns's meatpacking plant, early 1900s. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-2351-4
29Sketch showing the mechanization of William Cushing's sash-and-door factory, 1891. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-795-16
40Employees of Wilkins's millinery shop, 1914. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-4355-20
44A delegation of Chinese Calgarians meeting city officials, 1910. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-2798-6
64Calgary Lathers' Union, Local 221, on Labour Day, c. 1908-10. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-4467-3
67United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1779, in Labour Day parade, 1912. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-1791-9
106The Reverend D.A. McKillop in the office of Calgary's Associated Charities Association, 1911. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-4016-2
118A page from the Nutcracker, 21 June 1917. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-789-109
136Jean McWilliam with her daughter, hired help, and boarders at the back of her boarding house on Seventh Avenue, 1911. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-2173-2
160Campaign against the IWW in the Calgary Herald, 1919. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-3442-2
208CPR workers at the Ogden shops proclaiming their support for William Aberhart and Social Credit, 1935. Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta NA-2888-7

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 3
  • Part 1 - Class Formation, 1883-1913 15
  • 1 - From Cow Town to Hub of Industry 17
  • 2 - Social Divisions and Class Disposition 31
  • 3 - Class, Culture, and Politics 51
  • 4 - Unions and Strikes 76
  • Part 2 - The Labour Movement, 1913-29 97
  • 5 - Depression and War, 1913-7 99
  • 6 - Economic Recession and Restructuring, 1918-24 120
  • 7 - 1919: Revolt Reconsidered 145
  • 8 - Dissent and Descent: Labour Politics in Calgary, 1918-24 162
  • 9 - The Limits of Labour, 1925-9 179
  • Epilogue 206
  • Notes 215
  • Bibliography 249
  • Index 269
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