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Lunch-Bucket Lives wins history award, shortlisted for another

Between the Lines books is please to announce that Lunch-Bucket Lives:Remaking the Workers’ City By Craig Heron is the International Labor History Association’s (ILHA) 2015 Book of the Year. Lunch-Bucket Lives was also recently short-listed for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize in History.

Regarding Lunch-Bucket Lives, the ILHA declared “The highly engaging narrative represents many years of careful research and reflection, convincingly revealing the inner dynamics of labor situated in an environment of deep anti-labor hostility, political struggles, community cross-pressures, societal and economic upheavals that, taken together, drove changes in the labor sphere… .Thus the book is a tour de force of social and labor history, bringing an ultra-comprehensive analysis of labor, management, youth and families, gender tensions, ethnic and community contributions, within the economic dynamics of a Canadian city and its labor movement.”

Since 1988 the ILHA has periodically recognized authors with a “Book of the Year” award for outstanding labor history contributions. Past award-winning authors include Mildred Beik, Joel Beinin, Carolyn Brown, Leon Fink, Dana Frank, James Green, Darryl Holter, Tera Hunter, Peter Linebaugh, Zachery Lockman, Elizabeth Perry, and Marcus Rediker.

The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize is attributed annually to the best scholarly book in Canadian history and is awarded by the Canadian Historical Association. Lunch-Bucket Lives is one of five short listed books. The book was short-listed as well for the Speaker’s Book Award 2015.

Lunch-Bucket Lives was published with the help of a grant from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Since 1977 Between the Lines books has published books that embrace critical perspectives on culture, economics, and society.

Posted March 29th, 2016

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