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May Day

A Graphic History of Protest

illustrated by Sam Bradd & Trevor Mckilligan

by (author) Robin Folvik, Mark Leier & Sean Carleton

Publisher
Between the Lines
Initial publish date
May 2012
Category
Nonfiction, Labor & Industrial Relations, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926662909
    Publish Date
    May 2012
    List Price
    $6.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926662916
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $6.95

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May Day: A Graphic History of Protest traces the development of International Workers’ Day, May 1st, against the ever-changing economic and political backdrop in Canada. Recognizing the importance of work and the historical struggles of workers to improve their lives, with a particular focus on the struggles of May 1st, the comic includes the reader as part of this history, and the story concludes that “We are all part of this historical struggle; it’s our history and our future.”

About the authors

 

Sam Bradd (illustrator) makes prints, posters, and illustrations for a variety of social justice causes. He likes cycling, growing food, and cooking big dinners.

 

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Trevor Mckilligan (illustrator) has lived in Vancouver since 2001. He has been a participant in many grassroots projects in East Vancouver. His preferred weapon is black ink.

 

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Robin Folvik (writer) holds a degree in Women’s Studies, has a love for learning, and is currently working on a number of projects focusing on the history of work and workers in British Columbia.

 

Robin Folvik's profile page

Born in Ladner, BC, Mark Leier worked at several jobs, including dishwasher, bridge tender, printer, construction labourer, truck driver, cook, and busker before going to university. He received his PhD from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently in the History Department at Simon Fraser University. In addition to Rebel Life, he is the author of Bakunin: The Creative Passion (1996); Red Flags and Red Tape: The Making of a Labour Bureaucracy (1995); Where the Fraser River Flows: The IWW in BC (1990); and with M.C. Warrior, The Light at the End of the Tunnel: A History of the Tunnel and Rockworkers Union (1992). A regular media commentator on labour, left, and Canadian history, his work has appeared in daily newspapers as well as academic journals.

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Sean Carleton is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. His research examines the history of colonialism, capitalism, and schooling in Canada.

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