Sweatshop Strife



In The First Half Of The Twentieth Century, Many Of Toronto S Immigrant Jews Eked Out A Living In The Needle Trade Sweatshops Of Spadina Avenue In Response To Their Expliotation On The Shop Floor, Immigrant Jewish Garment Workers Built One Of The Most Advanced Sections Of The Canadian And American Labour Movements Much Than A Collective Bargaining Agency, Toronto S Jewish Labour Movement Had A Distinctly Socialist Orientation And Grew Out Of A Vibrant Jewish Working Class Culture.Ruth Frager Examines The Development Of This Unique Movement, Its Sources Of Strength, And Its Limitations, Focusing Particularly On The Complex Interplay Of Class, Ethnic, And Gender Interests And Identities In The History Of The Movement She Examines The Relationships Between Jewish Workers And Jewish Manufacturers As Well As Relations Between Jewish And Non Jewish Workers And Male And Female Workers In The City S Clothing Industry.In Its Prime, Toronto S Jewish Labour Movement Struggled Not Only To Improve Hard Sweatshop Condistions But Also To Bring About A Fundamental Socialist Transformation It Was An Uphill Battle Drastic Economic Downturns, Hard Employer Offensives, And State Repressions All Worked Against Unionists Workplace Demands Ethnic, Gender, And Ideological Divisions Weakened The Movement And Were Manipulated By Employers And Their Allies.Drawing On Her Knowledge Of Yiddish, Frager Has Been Able To Gain Access To Original Records That Shed New Light On An Important Chapter In Canadian Ethnic, Labour, And Women S History.Sweatshop Strife

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  • Paperback
  • 300 pages
  • Sweatshop Strife
  • Ruth A. Frager
  • English
  • 24 November 2017
  • 0802068952

10 thoughts on “Sweatshop Strife

  1. says:

    Frager looks at the history of labour organizing and how it relates to the garment trades in Toronto.

  2. says:

    This history book focuses on the activities of Jewish people in the needle trade between 1900 and 1939 It includes an ethnic, gender, and class based analysis of the labour movement in Toronto, with a particular focus on Communism s influence.Frager highlights effectively the reasons why Jewish women had low participation rates in the general labour movement, the Jewish specific labour movement, and the general feminist movement in Canada In particular she brings attention to how the middle cl This history book focuses on the activities of Jewish people in the needle trade between 1900 and 1939 It includes an ethnic, gender, and class based analysis of the labour movement in Toronto, with a particular focus on Communism s infl...

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