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Power of the unemployed : a previously suppressed history of 1930's worker's unrest in Newfoundland

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  • Contributor: Battery Radio; Brookes, Chris; Welbourn, Kathryn

    In 1930's Newfoundland, times are desperate. People salvage cast-off food from St. John's harbour, the dole is 6 cents a day, and families are ripped apart in the struggle for survival. A popular movement of the unemployed rises from the mire of despair to take on the British-run Commission Government, fighting for jobs, dignity and respect. Their leader is Pierce Power. For decades, this story was hidden in the Newfoundland Constabulary archives, until uncovered by program-maker Katherine Welbourn.

    Éditeur original: St. John's, Newfoundland, Battery Radio
    Langue(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: Battery Radio Documentaries