Dreaming of What Might Be
The Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880-1900
Kealey, Gregory S.; Palmer, Bryan D.
Publisher: Canadian Committee on Labour History, St. John's, Canada
Pages: 487pp Price: $10.00 ISBN: 0-919940-22-6
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX9166
The Holy Order of Knights of Labour, based in Ontario, pressed for a more egalitarian society by unifying industrial workers.
This compelling analysis of the Knights of Labor in nineteenth-century Ontario takes issue with traditional portrayals of the Knights as a utopian, nostalgic, and anachronistic organization and shows the important role they played in the creation of a Canadian working class.