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Historicizing the Lobster Fishery Tie-up

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By Suzanne Morton “Cape Breton Lobster Fishers on Strike” ran the headline.  On 8 May the lobster fishermen of Gabarus, Cape Breton struck demanding a price of  $3.25 per hundred lobsters instead of the $2.35 offered by the buyers.  The processors said there were too many lobsters being caught and they were losing money. The Gabarus men were joined by… Read more »

New Podcast: Ruth Frager on Toronto’s Spadina Sweatshops, 1900-1939

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Frager-History-Matters-lecture.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLast week, historian Ruth Frager presented a talk entitled “Spadina Sweatshops: Jews and Gender in Toronto’s Labour Movement 1900 to 1939.”  The lecture examined the dynamics of the Jewish labour movement in Toronto and focused on a strike at the clothing factory of the T. Eaton Company in 1912. Frager’s talk is available here… Read more »