Spring 2015 - HIST 327 D100

Canadian Labor and Working Class History (4)

Class Number: 4916

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 6 – Apr 13, 2015: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102 and 204.



An examination of the history of labor, primarily in English Canada, during the 19th and 20th centuries. The evolution of trade unions and labor-political movements will be examined together with the impact of industrialization, the rise of mass production, changing patterns of immigration and other contexts of working-class culture and material life. Special attention will be paid to British Columbia as a case study. Historically the course examines 'working class history' as a particular way of studying the past. What is the concept of 'the working class'?

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