Rebel Youth

Rebel Youth 1960S Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada

Hardback (22 Jul 2014) | English

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During the "long sixties," baby boomers raised on democratic postwar ideals demanded a more egalitarian society for all. While a few became vocal leaders at universities across Canada, nearly 90% of Canada's young people went straight to work after high school. There, they brought the anti-authoritarian spirit of the youth revolt to the labour movement. While university-based activists combined youth culture with a new brand of radicalism to form the New Left, young workers were defying their aging union leaders in a wave of renewed militancy. In Rebel Youth, Ian Milligan looks at these converging currents, demonstrating convincingly how they were part of the same youth phenomenon.

Book information

ISBN: 9780774826877
Publisher: UBC Press
Imprint: UBCPress
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 500g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 20mm