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J.B. McLachlan: A Biography: The Story of a Legendary Labour Leader and the Cape Breton Coal Miners David Frank

J.B. McLachlan: A Biography: The Story of a Legendary Labour Leader and the Cape Breton Coal Miners

David Frank

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781550286779
Hardcover
592 pages
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This authoritative biography tells the story of legendary labour leader James Bryson McLachlan, champion of the Cape Breton Coal Miners in the early decades of the twentieth century. Charged with sedition in 1923, McLachlans case was one of the mostMoreThis authoritative biography tells the story of legendary labour leader James Bryson McLachlan, champion of the Cape Breton Coal Miners in the early decades of the twentieth century. Charged with sedition in 1923, McLachlans case was one of the most notorious political trials ever held in Nova Scotia. By the 1920s and 1930s, McLachlan was known across the country as a spokesman for the radical left in Canada. He helped change the balance of power in industrial society and advanced the struggle for social and economic justice. This book won the Kenny Prize for Labour History, the Dafoe Book Prize and was short listed for the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize. Contents:IntroductionBook I: To Redeem the World, 1869-1916Book II: The Economic Gospel, 1916-22Book III: Crime and Punishment, 1923-25Book IV: Education for Action, 1925-36Epilogue