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dc.contributor.authorBeaulieu, Michel S.
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2007-12-14 20:26:40.652en
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-06T16:22:09Z
dc.date.available2009-03-06T16:22:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-03-06T16:22:09Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/1715
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, History) -- Queen's University, 2007-12-14 20:26:40.652en
dc.description.abstract“The Proletarian Prometheus: Socialism, Ethnicity, and Revolution at the Lakehead, 1900-1935” is an analysis of the various socialist organizations operating at the Canadian Lakehead (comprised of the twin cities of Port Arthur and Fort William, Ontario, now the present-day City of Thunder Bay, and their vicinity) during the first 35 years of the twentieth century. It contends that the circumstances and actions of Lakehead labour, especially those related to ideology, ethnicity, and personality, worked simultaneously to empower and to fetter workers in their struggles against the shackles of capitalism. The twentieth-century Lakehead never lacked for a population of enthusiastic, energetic and talented left-wingers. Yet, throughout this period the movement never truly solidified and took hold. Socialist organizations, organizers and organs came and went, leaving behind them an enduring legacy, yet paradoxically the sum of their efforts was cumulatively less than the immense sacrifices and energies they had poured into them. Between 1900 and 1935, the region's working-class politics was shaped by the interaction of ideas drawn from the much larger North Atlantic socialist world with the particularities of Lakehead society and culture. International frameworks of analysis and activism were of necessity reshaped and revised in a local context in which ethnic divisions complicated and even undermined the class identities upon which so many radical dreams and ambitions rested.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectCanadaen
dc.subjectSocialismen
dc.subjectLabour Historyen
dc.subjectCommunist Party of Canadaen
dc.subjectIndustrial Workers of the Worlden
dc.subjectNorthwestern Ontarioen
dc.subjectLakeheaden
dc.subjectSocial Democratic Party of Canadaen
dc.subjectSocialist Party of Canadaen
dc.subjectOne Big Unionen
dc.subjectWinnipeg General Strikeen
dc.subjectFinns in Canadaen
dc.subjectPort Arthur, Ontarioen
dc.subjectFort William, Ontarioen
dc.subject1900-1935en
dc.subjectEthnicityen
dc.subjectRevolutionen
dc.subjectRadicalismen
dc.titleA Proletarian Prometheus: Socialism, Ethnicity, and Revolution at the Lakehead, 1900-1935en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreePh.Den
dc.contributor.supervisorMcKay, Ian G.en
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen


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