Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers and the Rise of a New Left, 1948-1972

Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers and the Rise of a New Left, 1948-1972

by Benjamin Isitt

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ISBN-13: 9781442661882
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 05/21/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
File size: 5 MB

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Benjamin Isitt is British Columbia-based historian specializing in social movements in twentieth-century Canada and the world.

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Gordon Hak

'Militant Minority offers an engaging, important perspective on the left in British Columbia from 1948 to 1972. Benjamin Isitt effectively draws readers into the politics of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the New Democratic Party, and the Communist Party of Canada, as well as the era's union, student, and anti-war movements. While Isitt shows empathy towards each group's historical circumstances and aspirations, he also finds persuasive analytical links between the Old Left of the 1940s and the New Left of the 1960s. Militant Minority will appeal to anyone interested in British Columbian and Canadian left-wing politics.'

James Naylor

'Militant Minority uncovers previously untold stories of Canadian social movements and the left after the Second World War, and is significant for a whole slate of reasons. First, Benjamin Isitt examines what made British Columbia's labour movement so strong compared to others in North America during this period. He also reveals the crucial links between the British Columbian workers' movement and the province's left-wing political parties. But most importantly, Isitt convincingly links two surges of radicalism within British Columbia based on its history, politics, and economics. Combined, these strengths make Militant Minority an interesting and very important study.'

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