When Coal Was King

When Coal Was King

Ladysmith and the Coal-mining Industry on Vancouver Island

Book - 2003
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The town of Ladysmith was one of the most important coal-mining communities on Vancouver Island during the early twentieth century. The Ladysmith miners had a reputation for radicalism and militancy and engaged in bitter struggles for union recognition and economic justice, most notably the Great Strike of 1912-14. This strike, one of the longest and most violent labour disputes in Canadian history, marked a watershed in the history of the town and the coal industry.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780774809351
0774809353
9780774809368
0774809361
Branch Call Number: ANF 971.1134 HIN
Characteristics: 276 p. : illus., map ; 24 cm

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