Strike Against Penmans, Paris, 1949
- Smith, Donald A., Author
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- This 1981 book by Donald A. Smith documents the Penmans strike of 1949. He devotes several chapters to the historical context of the strike, and draws extensively on the personal recollections of individuals involved on both sides of the strike.
The Penmans strike was a major event in the history of Paris. For many years, the Penmans clothing company was the town's single largest employer. The strike, in 1949, was instigated by unionized workers who were seeking better pay and more security. The strike and the union were highly controversial, and divided the town sharply along pro-strike and anti-strike lines.
This book is the most comprehensive source of information available on the Penmans strike. While copies are held by the Paris Museum and Historical Society in its public collection, the book has never been formally published and has never before been made readily available to the public at large.
- The copy of the book digitized was provided by the Paris Museum and Historical Society, who hold it in their collection.
This book was a key source consulted by Joy Parr in her 1990 book The Gender of Breadwinners.
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- Paris, Ontario
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Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
- Provided by the descendants of D.A. Smith
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- Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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- Copyright held by the descendants of D.A. Smith
- Recommended Citation
- Smith, D.A. (1981). Strike Against Penmans, Paris, 1949. Paris, ON: Self-published.
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