J.B.McLachlan and the Cape Breton Miners, 1900-1925Author: John Mellor
Publisher: Breton Books
With all the passion and forward thrust of a terrific novel, TheCompany Store is John Mellor’s winning story of Labour’s Wars in CapeBreton Island. A much sought after book, it has been too long out ofprint, and it remains a good place for the general reader to start indigging into this essential story in the making of the character ofindustrial Cape Breton. The company store itself stands as a powerfulsymbol for the entire system against which the miners fought—a systemwherein the company owned the mines, the homes, the stores and ofteneven the ministers and priests—all with the goal of profits forshareholders and of keeping the workers indebted and in line. Andwhen all these failed, the governments sent in the troops against theworkers!
|ISBN associated with this title:||9781926908106|
|Published on||September 18 2012|
|Dimensions||9(in) x 6(in)|