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The Allumettières in Sites of Collective Remembering

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 By Conrad McCallum There has been a renewed interest in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century story of the female match workers at the former E.B. Eddy Match Factory in Hull, Quebec. For me, this is another good example of recent efforts to regionally situate the big themes of social history in Canada. It also illustrates the challenges of trying to… Read more »

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 »