`Not a Sex Question'? the One Big Union and the Politics of Radical Manhood

@article{McCallum1998NotAS,
  title={`Not a Sex Question'? the One Big Union and the Politics of Radical Manhood},
  author={T. McCallum},
  journal={Labour/Le Travail},
  year={1998},
  volume={42},
  pages={15-54}
}
In March 1919, over 230 union delegates assembled at the Western Labor Conference in Calgary to chart a radical new direction for wage workers through the creation of a revolutionary industrial union centre, the One Big Union (OBU). This essay argues that the practices of the OBU's radical manhood, their particular sense of what it meant to be a union man, shaped the organization's structure and politics as well as the emergent culture which fostered such widespread working-class radicalism… Expand
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