9781771134200-1771134208-1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike

1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike

ISBN-13: 9781771134200
ISBN-10: 1771134208
Edition: Reprint
Author: Graphic History Collective
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Between the Lines
Format: Paperback 120 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781771134200
ISBN-10: 1771134208
Edition: Reprint
Author: Graphic History Collective
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Between the Lines
Format: Paperback 120 pages

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Acknowledged author Graphic History Collective wrote 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike comprising 120 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1771134208 and 9781771134200. Since then 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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After suffering the hardships and horrors of the First World War, workers and soldiers faced the agony of the post-war Canadian economy. With rising inflation, unprecedented unemployment, and an increasingly repressive state, the atmosphere was ripe for revolt. The Russian Czar had been overthrown just eighteen months ago and workers had revolution on their minds. On May 15, 1919 more than 30,000 workers in Winnipeg, Manitoba walked off the job and began a general strike that would last six weeks and change the course of Canadian history.

The strikers' demands began with higher wages, collective bargaining rights, and more power for working people. As sympathy strikes broke out and more workers joined the call, the Winnipeg Strike Committee became a de-facto government Like so many labour actions before and since, the strikers were met with a violent end . On "Bloody Saturday" the Royal North-West Mounted Police charged into the crowd, killing two workers and injuring dozens more.

One hundred years later, the Winnipeg General Strike continues to be a poignant reminder of the power of the state and capital over workers' lives and the brutal ends governments and bosses have and will use to crush workers' movements, and an inspirational example of the possibilities of class struggle and solidarity.

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