Bibliography of labour resources

Bibliography of labour resources

 Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and theses are major research projects completed by graduate students as part of their Master’s and doctoral degrees. They can be extremely valuable resources that contain detailed research on topics of local and regional interest. Many theses and dissertations can be accessed online for free through university library websites. Library and Archives Canada also maintains a national database.

 Belshaw, John Douglas. “The Administration of Relief to the Unemployed in Vancouver during the Great Depression.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1982.

Bernard, Elaine. “The Long Distance Feeling: A History of the Telecommunications Workers Union.” PhD diss., Simon Fraser University, 1988.

Bradbury, Bettina. “The Road to Receivership: Unemployment and Relief in Burnaby, North Vancouver City and District, and West Vancouver, 1929–1933.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1975.

Coneybeer, Ian Tom. “The Origins of Workmen’s Compensation in British Columbia: State Theory and Law.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1991.

Gorter, Rob. “Wage Differentials and CPR Construction: An Analysis of Chinese Immigrant Labor in British Columbia, 1880–1885.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1995.

Hak, Gordon Hugh. “On the Fringes: Capital and Labour in the Forest Economies of the Port Alberni and Prince George Districts, British Columbia, 1910–1939.” PhD diss., Simon Fraser University, 1986.

Healy, M. Theresa. “‘Trouble Enough’: Gender, Social Policy and the Politics of Place in Vancouver and Saskatoon, 1929–1939.” PhD diss., Simon Fraser University, 1998.

Leier, Mark. “Through the Lens of Syndicalism: Fragmentation on the Vancouver and British Columbia Left before the Great War.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1987.

McCartney, Dale Michael. “A Crisis of Commitment: Socialist Internationalism in British Columbia during the Great War.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2010.

McDonald, Ian. “Class Conflict and Political Factionalism: A History of Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1901–1961.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1986.

Milloy, Jeremy. “Fast Food Alienation: Service Work and Unionism in British Columbia, 1968–1998.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2007.

Parnaby, Andy. “‘We’ll hang all policemen from a sour apple tree!’: Class, Law, and the Politics of State Power in the Blubber Bay Strike of 1938–39.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1995.

Roth, David Michael, “A Union on the Hill: The International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers and the Organization of Trail Smelter and Chemical Workers, 1938–1945.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1991.

Roth, Mark Andreas. “The Gendered Workings of Class in Postindustrial, Service Sector Capitalism: The Emergence and Evolution of the British Columbia Nurses Union, 1976–1992.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2009.

Russwurm, Lani. “Constituting Authority: Policing Workers and the Consolidation of Police Power in Vancouver, 1918–1939.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2007.

Saltel, Lonny Darlene. “A Study of the English Teachers’ Association of British Columbia.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2009.

Schachtel, Kristin Michelle. “Kitty Malloys and Rebel Girls: Representations of the Woman Worker in Vancouver’s Early 20th Century Mainstream and Radical Labour Newspapers.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2010.

Shearman, Mary. “A ‘Minor League Equivalent to the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building’: Vancouver’s Penthouse Nightclub.” PhD diss., Simon Fraser University, 2016.

Smith, Julia Maureen. “Organizing the Unorganized: The Service, Office, and Retail Workers’ Union of Canada (SORWUC), 1972–1986. MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2009.

Smith, Roy Alfred. “Vancouver Longshoremen, Resilient Solidarity and the 1935 Interruption: Company Unionism 1923–1945.” MA thesis: Simon Fraser University, 2013.

Sproule, Jane. “The Polarization of Okanagan Fruit Farming Communities and the 1955 Packing House Workers’ Strike.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1991.

Stielow, Timothy Mark. “No Quarter Required: Japanese Experiences and Media Distortions in the Steveston Fishers’ Strike of 1900.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2012.

Strobel, Shaun. “Labour, Capital, and Class in the Twentieth Century Development of British Columbia’s Salmon Gillnet Fishing Fleet.” MA research project, Simon Fraser University, 1999.

Szychter, Gwendolyn Mary. “Farm Women and Their Work in Delta, British Columbia, 1900–1939.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1992.

Venables, Kenneth A. “The Making of Protective Labour Legislation in British Columbia: The 1912 Royal Commission on Labour and Its Aftermath.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1996.

Williams, M. Jeanne Meyers. “Ethnicity and Class Conflict at Maillardville/Fraser Mills: The Strike of 1931.” MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1982.

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