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Author Epp-Koop, Stefan, 1984- author

Title We're going to run this city : Winnipeg's political left after the General Strike / Stefan Epp-Koop
Published Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, 2015
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Contents Preface -- Introduction -- 1. The second round -- 2. The reign of the furies -- 3. The Revolutionary party on the parliamentary map -- 4. A victory for those engaged in the struggle for better conditons -- 5. For freedom's cause, your bayonet's bright -- 6. A bombshell to many citizens -- Conclusion
Summary "Stefan Epp-Koop's "We're Going to Run This City: Winnipeg's Political Left After the General Strike" explores the dynamic political movement that came out of the largest labour protest in Canadian history and the ramifications for Winnipeg throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Few have studied the political Left at the municipal level--even though it is at this grassroots level that many people participate in political activity. Winnipeg was a deeply divided city. On one side, the conservative political descendants of the General Strike's Citizen's Committee of 1000 advocated for minimal government and low taxes. On the other side were the Independent Labour Party and the Communist Party of Canada, two parties rooted in the city's working class, though often in conflict with each other. The political strength of the Left would ebb and flow throughout the 1920s and 1930s but peaked in the mid-1930s when the ILP's John Queen became mayor and the two parties on the Left combined to hold a majority of council seats. Astonishingly, Winnipeg was governed by a mayor who had served jail time for his role in the General Strike."-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Canada
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Campaigns & Elections
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labour & Indusrial Relations
Winnipeg; Labour; General Strike; Radical Politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject General Strike (Winnipeg, Manitoba : 1919)
General Strike, Winnipeg, Man., 1919
Right and left (Political science) -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg -- History -- 20th century
Politics and government.
Right and left (Political science)
Winnipeg (Man.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Manitoba -- Winnipeg.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0887554733
9780887554735 (epub)
9780887554759 (pdf)
Other Titles We are going to run this city