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This book follows the life and intellectual journey of Joseph Baruch Salsberg, a Polish-Jewish immigrant who became a major figure of the Ontario Left, a leading voice for human rights in the Ontario legislature, and an important journalist in the Jewish community. His life trajectory mirrored many of the most significant transformations in Canadian political and social life in the twentieth century.
Award-winning historian Gerald Tulchinsky traces Salsberg’s personal and professional journey – from his entrance into Toronto’s oppressive garment industry at age 14, which led to his becoming active in emerging trade unions, to his rise through the ranks of the Communist Party of Canada and the Workers’ Unity League. Detailing Salsberg’s time as an influential Toronto alderman and member of the Ontario legislature, the book also examines his dramatic break with communism and his embrace of a new career in journalism.
Tulchinsky employs historical sources not used before to explain how Salsberg’s family life and surrounding religious and social milieu influenced his evolution as a Zionist, an important labour union leader, a member of the Communist Party of Canada, and a prominent member of Toronto’s Jewish community.
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Gerald Tulchinsky is an emeritus professor in the Department of Queen’s University. He is also the author of Canada’s Jews and a winner of both the J.I. Segal Award and the Toronto Jewish Book Award.
Joe Salsberg: A Life of Commitment is an important book.(Ester Ritter Canadian Dimension)
This is an important reminder of why, to two generations of Toronto Jews, Salsberg was a folk hero... They saw him as their champion. His was a remarkable career, and this is a remarkable book, to be not simply read, but savoured.’(Irving Abella University of Toronto Quarterly vol 84:03:2015)
‘Fascinating biography... Tulchinsky has provided a valuable and absorbing account of one of the most important and intriguing Jewish labour leaders in Canadian History.’(Ruth A Frager Labour/Le Travail, vol 76: Fall 2015)
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