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Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017



  • Pain and Prejudice

    What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It

    By Karen Messing  

    How one scientist went from looking at test tubes to listening to workers

    • Science in Society General Book Award, 2014 (Short-listed)

    Published August 2014

  • Unions Matter

    Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality, and Social Justice

    Edited by Matthew Behrens and The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR)  

    Embrace worker rights and build a better democracy

    Published April 2014

  • May Day

    A Graphic History of Protest

    By Graphic History Collective  

    Celebrating May Day and the historical struggles of workers to improve their lives.

    Published May 2012

  • Harvest Pilgrims

    Mexican and Caribbean Migrant Farm Workers in Canada

    By Vincenzo Pietropaolo  

    A renowned photographer tells the little-known story of Canada’s migrant workers.

    Published September 2009

  • Reasoning Otherwise

    Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890-1920

    By Ian McKay  

    A slice of history of the Canadian left that is a tremendous–—and grievously overlooked–—resource for present-day activism and scholarship

    • Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association, 2009 (Winner)

    Published November 2008

  • Gold Dust On His Shirt

    The True Story of an Immigrant Mining Family

    By Irene Howard  

    A richly textured literary history of gold-mining and social life on the industrial frontier at the turn of the century.

    Published November 2008

  • No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration, 2nd edition

    By Peter Stalker  

    A timely and concise guide to a world in motion.

    Published January 2008

  • Dancing on Live Embers

    Challenging Racism in Organizations

    By Barb Thomas and Tina Lopes  

    Winner of the 2007 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for advancing human rights.

    • Outstanding Book Award for Advancing Human Rights, Myers Centre, 2007 (Winner)

    Published May 2006

  • Rebels, Reds, Radicals

    Rethinking Canada’s Left History

    By Ian McKay  

    An engaging introduction to the vibrant history of the political left in Canada

    Published April 2005

  • Hydro

    The Decline and Fall of Ontario’s Electric Empire

    By Jamie Swift and Keith Stewart  

    Published October 2004

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