Joe Salsberg: A Life of Commitment

Joe Salsberg: A Life of Commitment

by Gerald Tulchinsky

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442665323
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface Spadina

Chapter One: From Lagow to Toronto

Chapter Two: Party Maverick

Chapter Three: Labour Stalwart and Political Novice

Chapter Four: “From a Human Point of View”

Chapter Five: Family Quarrel

Chapter Six: Still Counselling Otherwise




What People are Saying About This

Pierre Anctil

“Gerald Tulchinsky’s contribution to Canadian Jewish history has been immense, and this biography of Joe Salsberg is in a sense the crowning of his career. Tulchinsky brings new light to the field by focusing attention on a single individual who was a pivotal figure in his community – a man who represented in many ways the specific path of the Canadian Jewish experience in the twentieth century. His book illustrates that Salsberg’s contribution to Canadian society was both exceptional and typical of his generation.”

John Manley

“Joe Salsberg’s significant roles in the history of Canadian Communism, the labour movement, Jewish Canadian life, and human and civil rights make him well worthy of a full-scale biography, and I doubt if anyone is as well-equipped as Gerald Tulchinsky to write such a book. Tulchinsky vividly portrays the terrain of Jewish immigrant life, abundantly underlining Salsberg as a larger-than-life character and a mensch.”

Frank Bialystok

“I have long admired Gerald Tulchinsky’s scholarship, dedication, and craft. Here, he reaches a new level in telling the story of Joe Salsberg – indeed, a story that encapsulates the urban Jewish experience in the twentieth century. Tulchinsky has done a superb job in projecting Salsberg’s various ideological positions within the context of Jewish life and of Canadian politics throughout the century. This is an excellent work, and one from which there is much to be learned.”

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