"Remember Kirkland Lake"
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This paper offers a book review of "Remember Kirkland Lake" and discusses MacDowell's thesis on the significance of the Kirkland Lake strike. The paper asserts that MacDowell illustrates how various levels, contexts, and factors are connected in an issue. The paper recommends this book to history students as an example of how to write history and to the general reader who is interested in seeing how an apparently insignificant event can have the most serious implications.
From the Paper:"In "Remember Kirkland Lake", MacDowell begins with the context in which the Kirkland Lake strike was situated. This relation to context is, in fact, the entire argument of the book since the miners' strike is presented as being a pivotal incident in the history of industrial relations. The context consists of four elements: "the Canadian trade union and industrial relations setting t the beginning of the war; the American scene with its legislative precedent, the National Labor Relations Act; the pressures of the war economy and the resulting labour problem" (3). However, within the actual account of the strike taken as a local event, there is not a single indication that this particular strike was any different from most labour disputes. While the various links and interlocks that MacDowell observes between this specific incident and national labour relations are outlined in technical perfection, the question remains as to whether such links are justified."
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"Remember Kirkland Lake" (2003, November 03) Retrieved May 08, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/remember-kirkland-lake-33590/
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