Winnipeg's General Strike: Reports from the Front Lines

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An exploration of the impact the media had on the most influential strike in Canadian history. A strike gripped Winnipeg from May 15 to June 26, 1919. Some twenty-five thousand workers walked out, demanding better wages and union recognition. Red-fearing opponents insisted labour radicals were attempting to usurp constitutional authority and replace it with Bolshevism. Newspapers like the "Manitoba Free Press" claimed themselves political victims and warned of Soviet infiltration. Supporters of the general sympathetic strike like the "Toronto Daily Star" maintained that strikers were not Reds; they were workers fighting for their fair rights. What was really happening in Winnipeg? In an information age dominated by newspapers and magazines, the public turned to reporters and editors for answers.
ISBN: 9781626193390
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Manitoba
Images: 51
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Dupuis is a historian and freelance writer. He earned his master's degree in 1973 from the University of Ottawa for his thesis, The Response of the Toronto Daily Press to the Winnipeg General Strike. He contributes history stories to the Winnipeg Free Press and the Manitoba Historical Society has also published his historical studies through local newspapers. Julie Carl is the deputy editor of the Winnipeg Free Press. She has garnered two National Newspaper Award nominations, two Michener Award citations, several Ontario Newspaper Awards, and three Atlantic Journalism Awards.
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