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Hail a Canadian Labour Hero – A Book Review

April 5, 2017

Slim Evans led this strike and many other struggles for workers' rights

Jon Bartlett and Rika Reubsaat, Soviet Princeton: Slim Evans and the 1932-33 Miners’ Strike (Vancouver: New Star Books, 2016), 126 pp., $19 paper.

Arthur “Slim” Evans has long been a notable figure in Canadian labour history, most often associated with the famed On-to-Ottawa Trek that he led in 1935 in an effort to improve conditions in the relief camps set up by Conservative Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. The authors of Soviet Princeton have chosen to highlight a lesser-known reason why Evans is historically notable in this account of Evans’s role leading coal mine workers in Princeton, British Columbia, during a strike in the early years of the Great Depression. See the full text of my BC Studies review in  here:

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