Working Together tells the story of the co-op movement in Prince Edward Island, from its beginnings in the 19th century to its prospects for the 21st. Based on exhaustive research and dozens of interviews, and written in a journalistic style, it shows how innovative Islanders have reshaped ideas and models developed elsewhere to fit their particular needs. Where no models existed, they created their own; their farmers banks and fishermens unions have, in turn, inspired co-operators in other places.
About the authors
Emily Elizabeth Cran lives in Tignish, a centre of the Prince Edward Island co-op movement. She is the author of Success on the Edge: Portrait of a Small Town, the story of Tignish. She writes book reviews for the New Brunswick Reader and The Charlottetown Guardian and the Homesteader column for The West Prince Graphic.
Marian Bruce, a former journalist, is the author of six books and editor/ghost writer of many others. Her book on farm horses, Remembering Old Dan, won the PEI Book of the Year Award for non-fiction in 2012. A descendant of 19th-century immigrants from the Isle of Skye, she grew up in a community influenced by Highland customs, beliefs, music, and supernatural tales. After decades of working in cities across Canada, she now lives in High Bank, in the farmhouse where she was born and raised.