Direct Action Gets the Goods : A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada

Balmes, Althea and Hill, Gord and Lester, David and The Graphic History Collective. Direct Action Gets the Goods : A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada. Toronto, Ont.: Between the Lines, 2019.

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Abstract (English)

"Art has always played a significant role in the history of the labour movement. Songs, stories, poems, pamphlets, and comics, have inspired workers to take action against greedy bosses and helped shape ideas of a more equal world. They also help fan the flames of discontent. Radical social change doesn’t come without radical art. It would be impossible to think about labour unrest without its iconic songs like “Solidarity Forever” or its cartoons like Ernest Riebe’s creation, Mr. Block.

In this vein, The Graphic History Collective has created an illustrated chronicle of the strike—the organized withdrawal of labour power—in Canada. For centuries, workers in Canada—Indigenous and non-Indigenous, union and non-union, men and women—have used the strike as a powerful tool, not just for better wages, but also for growing working-class power. This lively comic book will inspire new generations to learn more about labour and working-class history and the power of solidarity." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Comic strips, graphic novels
All Contributors: Balmes, Althea (Author); Hill, Gord (Author); Lester, David (Author); The Graphic History Collective
Dossier: 390 - GRAPHIC HISTORY COLLECTIVE
ISBN: 9781771134170
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Between the Lines
Artists: Balmes, Althea; Graphic History Collective (GHC); Hill, Gord; Lester, David; Keresztesi, Orion; Sievewright, Kara
Keywords: LABOUR MOVEMENT; RESISTANCE; GRAPHIC ART; COMICS; PROTEST; CAPITALISM; UNIONS; POLITICAL ACTIVISM
Copyright Statement: Graphic History Collective
Notes:

Bibliography page 57-59.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 17:49
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 17:49
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/33076
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