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The Resource When coal was king : Ladysmith and the coal-mining industry on Vancouver Island, John R. Hinde, (electronic book)

When coal was king : Ladysmith and the coal-mining industry on Vancouver Island, John R. Hinde, (electronic book)

Label
When coal was king : Ladysmith and the coal-mining industry on Vancouver Island
Title
When coal was king
Title remainder
Ladysmith and the coal-mining industry on Vancouver Island
Statement of responsibility
John R. Hinde
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The town of Ladysmith was one of the most important coal-mining communities on Vancouver Island during the early twentieth century. The Ladysmith miners had a reputation for radicalism and militancy and engaged in bitter struggles for union recognition and economic justice, most notably the Great Strike of 1912-14. This strike, one of the longest and most violent labour disputes in Canadian history, marked a watershed in the history of the town and the coal industry. This book explains the origins of the 1912-14 strike by examining the development of the coal industry on Vancouver Island, the founding of Ladysmith, the experience of work and safety in the mines, the process of political and economic mobilization, and how these factors contributed to the development of identity and community. While the Vancouver Island coal industry and the strike have been the focus of a number of popular histories, this book goes beyond to emphasize the importance of class, ethnicity, gender, and community in creating the conditions for the emergence and mobilization of the working-class population. Informed by current academic debates on the matter and within the discipline, this readable history takes into account extensive archival research, and will appeal to historians and others interested in the history of Vancouver Island
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hinde, John Roderick
Dewey number
305.9/622/097112
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9554.C3
LC item number
L334 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Coal miners
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Ladysmith (B.C.)
Label
When coal was king : Ladysmith and the coal-mining industry on Vancouver Island, John R. Hinde, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10130595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 276 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780774809351
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
When coal was king : Ladysmith and the coal-mining industry on Vancouver Island, John R. Hinde, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10130595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 276 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780774809351
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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