J.B. McLachlan: A Biography: The Story of a Legendary Labour Leader and the Cape Breton Coal Miners

Frank, David

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Synopsis: This authoritative biography tells the story of legendary labour leader James Bryson McLachlan, champion of the Cape Breton Coal Miners in the early decades of the twentieth century. Charged with sedition in 1923, McLachlan's case was one of the most notorious political trials ever held in Nova Scotia. By the 1920s and 1930s, McLachlan was known across the country as a spokesman for the radical left in Canada. He helped change the balance of power in industrial society and advanced the struggle for social and economic justice. This book won the Kenny Prize for Labour History, the Dafoe Book Prize and was short listed for the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize.
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Introduction

Book I: To Redeem the World, 1869-1916

Book II: The Economic Gospel, 1916-22

Book III: Crime and Punishment, 1923-25

Book IV: Education for Action, 1925-36

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About the Author: DAVID FRANK teaches Canadian history at the University of New Brunswick where he is also editor of the history journal Acadiensis. He has researched and written on the life of J.B. McLachlan for over twenty years.

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