Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SS 11: Tuesday, 3 Jan

Today we discussed women in the eras before and after the First World War.  We noted changes in rights and freedoms.  One of the events that most clearly illustrates women's fight for equality was the 1929 Persons Case: please read the text (p. 60) section on this item and be prepared to discuss it in class.

We also discussed the labour movement in general,  and the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, in specific.  It is interesting to see how fearful the authorities were of "bolshevism" and how they saw labour as being linked to it.

Finally, we saw how trade and industry shifted towards the USA after the war.  Please read the text section on branch plants for homework.

Tomorrow we'll look at life in general in the 1920s.  I've got a table for you to complete - it is good for comparison.  Also, you will compose your labour movement songs to a catchy tune of your choice.

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