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Biography & Autobiography Political

Kent Rowley: The Organizer

A Canadian Union Life

by (author) Rick Salutin

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1980
Category
Political
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888622426
    Publish Date
    Jan 1980
    List Price
    $45.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888622419
    Publish Date
    Jan 1980
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552773635
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $45.00

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Description

First published in 1980, Rick Salutin's biography captures Kent Rowley's unforgettable personality and details his life struggle: an epic tale in which one man's life intersects with all the major issues of his time.
Kent Rowley's remarkable odyssey through Canadian history began with a Montreal high school strike. In the depths of the Depression he organized office workers. He was interned under the War Measures Act in 1940, emerging from jail to take on Premier Maurice Duplessis and the textile giants of Quebec alongside Madeleine Parent, a brilliant and influential union organizer. He survived fifteen years in the wilderness during the Cold War; and his stubborn opposition to international unions culminated in the founding, in 1968, of the Confederation of Canadian Unions dedicated to fight for independent Canadian trade unionism.
Kent Rowley is a brilliant examination of the career of one of the great figures of Canadian labour history.

About the author

Rick Salutin has written award-winning drama (Les Canadiens, 1837), fiction (A Man of Little Faith) and journalism (op-ed columnist for The Globe and Mail from 1991-2010 and the Toronto Star since then). He has taught almost continuously, in some manner, since he was about 15, including a course in the Canadian Studies program at University College, the University of Toronto, since 1978.

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