- Publisher: Between the Lines
- ISBN: 9781771132572
- Price: $29.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Apr 2016
- Rights: World
- Pages: 200
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Drawn to Change
Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle
Edited by Graphic History Collective , Paul Buhle
Canadian labour history and working-class struggles are brought to life in this anthology of nine short comics, each one accompanied by an informative preface. Each comic showcases the inspiring efforts and determination of working people who banded together with others to fight to change the world.
Contributors include Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, Althea Balmes, Christine Balmes, Sam Bradd, Paul Buhle, Nicole Marie Burton, David Camfield, Sean Carleton, Conely de Leon, Robin Folvik, Ethan Heitner, Greg Kealey, Orion Keresztesi, Mark Leier, David Lester, Andrée Lévesque, Zenee May Maceda, Dale McCartney, Doug Nesbitt, Bryan Palmer, Andrew Parnaby, Joan Sangster, Kara Sievewright, Julia Smith, Ron Verzuh, Tania Willard (Secwepemc Nation).
Preface Working Class Comics that Matter: Paul Buhle
Introduction: History, Hope, and Radical Comics–The Graphic History Collective
1. Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labour in Canada 1880-1900
2. Working on the Water, Fighting for the Land: Indigenous Labour on Burrard Inlet
3. The Battle of Ballantyne Pier: An Injury to One is an Injury to All
4. Bill Williamson: Hobo, Wobbly, Communist, On To Ottawa Trekker, Spanish Civil War Veteran, Photographer
5. Coal Mountain: The 1935 Corbin Miners’ Strike
6. Madeleine Parent: A Life of Struggle and Solidarity
7. An ‘Entirely Different’ Kind of Labour Union: The Service, Office, and Retail Workers’ Union of Canada
8. The Days of Action: The Character of Class Struggle in 1990s Ontario
9. Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love
The Making of Drawn to Change
About the Authors
Illustrate! Educate! Organize! The Graphic History Collective write and draw comics about social justice histories.
Paul Merlyn Buhle is a Senior Lecturer at Brown University, author or editor of 35 volumes including histories of radicalism in the United States and the Caribbean, studies of popular culture, and a series of nonfiction comic art volumes.