Industrial unrest in Cape Breton, 1919-1925. by Donald MacGillivray

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Published in Frederickton, N.B .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Strikes and lockouts -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton -- History,
  • Cape Breton Island (N.S.) -- History.

Edition Notes

Thesis (M.A.)--University of New Brunswick. Bibliography: leaves 231-240. Microfilm. Ottawa, National Library of Canada, 1972. 1 reel. (Canadian theses on microfilm, no. 12459)

Book details

SeriesCanadian theses on microfilm
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 240 leaves.
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18944875M

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This book is also the story of the hero and spokesman for the miners, James B. McLachlan, a miner blacklisted for union activities in Scotland and in Cape Breton as well. He was a union organizer and secretary-treasurer of the United Mine-workers of Nova Scotia and its successors, a Communist Party member for a while in the twenties and later a /5.

Hornsby examines the development of nineteenth-century Cape Breton in light of these patterns, focusing on the impact of Scottish immigration on the island's settlement and agricultural development, and on the role of mercantile and industrial capital in developing Cape Breton's two great staple industries, cod fishing and coal mining.

labour disputes that characterized industrial Cape Breton during the first half of the s. Byno doubt motivated by the desperate conditions created by the bitter strike and lockout of that year, Harrington was ready to run for provincial elected office.

The story of the General Strike of is intrinsic to understanding the miners' struggle and the longevity of Davis Day. The history of unrest in the Cape Breton coal industry can be traced back at least to the signing in of the Dominion Coal Company's year lease of the coalfields located northeast of Sydney.

Geography. The area comprising Industrial Cape Breton includes the following communities within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and earned its name from the various industrial activities relating to steelmaking, heavy water production, coal mining, and spin-off industries.

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Herein is Cape Breton's supremacy'. This is the impregnable position which insures the prosperity and the greatness of its commercial life. As its industries flourish, its commerce must increase. Cape Breton has, in these stirring times, begun a new warfare. It is not to devastate and to destroy, but to create and build up.

The CAPE BRETON labour wars of the early s represented an intense local episode of class conflict similar to the WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE (). In such conflicts militant unions, often led by radical leaders, were attempting to change the balance of power in Canadian industry by insisting on union recognition and improved living standards for the workers.

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Don MacGillivray and B. [D.] Tennyson (Sydney, ), 76–94; and Steven Penfold, “‘Have you no manhood in you?’: gender and class in the Cape Breton coal towns, –,” Acadiensis, 23 (–94), no A History of the Island of Cape Breton with Some Account of the Discovery and Settlement of Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland: Author: Richard Brown (F.G.S.) Publisher: S.

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The history of unrest in the Cape Breton coal industry can be traced back at least to the signing in of the Dominion Coal Company's year. Over the next century-and-a-half, as some areas of Cape Breton evolved from a rural and agricultural society into an urban and industrial one, railways played a central role in supporting the changes that took place.

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Inhe was living in Dominion, Cape Breton where he married Myrtle McPherson who was born in Springhill. There was a long history of industrial unrest in the region. In, and military forces had been sent to Cape Breton from the mainland to deal with disorder.

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