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MacDowell, Laurel Sefton 1947-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 4,621 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD8104, 305.5620971
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Most widely held works by Laurel Sefton MacDowell
Renegade lawyer : the life of J.L. Cohen by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J. L. Cohen, one of the first specialists in labour law and an architect of the Canadian industrial relations system, was a formidable advocate in the 1930s and 1940s on behalf of working people. In representing the less powerful and seeking to reform society and protect civil liberties, he was a 'radical lawyer' in the tradition of the great American counsel Clarence Darrow and contemporary Canadian advocate Thomas Berger. Cohen was also among a group of 'labour intellectuals' in Canada, similar to those in the United States who supported Roosevelt's New Deal. He wrote Collective Bargaining in Canada, served on the National War Labour Board, and advised the Ontario government about policy issues such as mothers' allowances, unemployment insurance legislation, and labour law." "In this biography, Laurel Sefton MacDowell presents a thorough and insightful account of a brilliant but complex public figure. Cohen's commitment to the labour movement resulted in part from his background as a Marxist and a Jewish immigrant, and was deepened by his experience of the Depression. His was an unusual perspective for a middle-class professional, and his ethnic origins and political views subjected him to discrimination. Though respected professionally, he made enemies. At the end of the war, Cohen was convicted of a criminal charge; he was disbarred but later reinstated, and died suddenly in 1950 at the age of fifty-three. Though he rose to the top of his profession, he had a difficult, complicated private life, which contributed to his personal disgrace and professional downfall. His obituary in the Globe and Mail described him as a dynamic, sharp-witted man who rose from humble beginnings to become the most influential labour lawyer in Canada, and it concluded with what may be a fitting epitaph, 'He championed all the wrong people in all the right things.'"--BOOK JACKET
Patterns of the past : interpreting Ontario's history : a collection of historical articles published on the occasion of the centenary of the Ontario Historical Society by Roger Hall( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of historical articles published on the occasion of the centenary of the Ontari Historical Society."
Nuclear portraits : communities, the environment, and public policy by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the twenty-first century, nuclear energy has become a hotly contested issue. In the face of climate change, and the search for alternative forms of energy, nuclear power continues to affect the lives of communities around the world. In Nuclear Portraits, scholars from Europe, North America, and Asia demonstrate the complexity, controversy, contradictions, and dangers that surround many aspects of the nuclear industry. The resulting local, regional, national, and international concerns that arise, such as the disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, call into question the optimism espoused by the nuclear industry. We live in a world with more nuclear nations than ever before and energy policy is central to the mounting global concern about climate change. The innovative essays found in Nuclear Portraits will open your eyes to the realities of nuclear energy, thereby allowing you to decide foryourself whose side you are on."--
Canadian working class history : selected readings( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canadian Working-Class History: Selected Readings, Third Edition, is an updated version of the bestselling reader that brings together recent and classic scholarship on the history, politics, and social groups of the working class in Canada. Some of the changes readers will find in the new edition include better representation of women scholars and nine provocative and ground-breaking new articles on racism and human rights; women's equality; gender history; Quebec sovereignty; and the environment. Book jacket."--Jacket
An environmental history of Canada by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces how Canada's colonial and national development contributed to modern environmental problems such as urban sprawl, the collapse of fisheries, and climate change. Explores human interactions with the land, and the origins of our current environmental crisis, from first peoples to the Kyoto Protocol
"Remember Kirkland Lake" : the history and effects of the Kirkland Lake gold miners' strike, 1941-42 by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remember Kirkland Lake : the gold miners' strike of 1941-42 by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Remember Kirkland Lake: The Gold Miners' Strike of 1941-42 tells the story of one of the most important industrial disputes in Canadian labour history. This strike united the Canadian labour movement around the demand for collective bargaining legislation, which it won in 1944 and which remains central to our industrial relations system. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of all the factors in this dramatic dispute. At the community level, a social history approach examines the local living and working conditions of the miners and their families, the role of the women in the dispute, and the ethnic makeup of the workforce."--Publisher's website
Renegade lawyer: the life of j. l. cohen. Patrons of the society by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada's "Gulag" : Project #51 Lac Seul (a tale from the Great Depression) by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Canadian working class history ; ed. by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 1943 steel strike against wartime wage controls by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

HIS 318F : Canadian environmental history( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HIS 319 : Canadian environmental history( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formation of the Canadian industrial relations system during World War Two by Laurel Sefton MacDowell( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HIS 319 : Canadian environmental history : the 20th century( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Renegade lawyer : the life of J.L. Cohen
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Patterns of the past : interpreting Ontario's history : a collection of historical articles published on the occasion of the centenary of the Ontario Historical SocietyCanadian working class history : selected readingsRemember Kirkland Lake : the gold miners' strike of 1941-42Canadian working class history ; ed. by Laurel Sefton MacDowell
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Languages
English (93)