Any good sources on the Winnipeg general strike?

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slothjabber
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Mar 16 2019 23:04
Any good sources on the Winnipeg general strike?

I have honestly tried to find some, but not been able to find out much. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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jondwhite
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Mar 17 2019 07:00

There are a plethora of books on Amazon, all of which I have never read.

slothjabber
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Mar 17 2019 11:23

Yes.

I suppose the question means 'has anyone read any of the things that are available and can recommend or warn me against any of them (and why), or do I have to do all the work myself?'

And as a corollary, 'does anyone have access to an archive of stuff from, ooh, I don't know, the Socialist Party of Canada maybe, discussing the Winnipeg General Strike?'

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Mar 19 2019 01:31

From Canadian Dimension, a Winnipeg magazine best described in my opinion as "left social democrat"

https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/the-1919-winnipeg-general-strike

I'll try to find others for you.

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Mar 19 2019 01:44

Here from the University of Alberta's archives is a publication released by the strike's defence committee. It looks EXREMELY LABORIOUS to get through but it *is* a primary source.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/4548.html

ajjohnstone
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Mar 19 2019 01:49

I've written an article for the Socialist Standard on the Strike - unfortunately you'll have to wait for the May issue to read it - that is if they choose to print it. If not it will appear on the blog

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Mar 19 2019 02:02

Speaking of laborious the following thesis on : The Winnipeg General Strike: Class, ethnicity and Class Formation in Canada takes forrrrever to load. It's a hard to read pdf, but it might have something of interest for you.

http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/webclient/StreamGate?folder_id=0&dvs=1552960359855~557