Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia | Knowledge.ca
This extraordinary three-part series shares the amazing stories of workers, industries and events spanning three centuries of British Columbia's history. Featuring more than 1,000 images from over 80 archives, museums and private collections, these films bring the province's past to life through historical photographs, archival footage, music and sound.
Episodes
Ep 1
1700 - 1920's
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Ep 2
1920's - 1940's
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Ep 3
1930's - 1980's
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1700 - 1920's
Explore the Cariboo Gold Rush and the coal mines on Vancouver Island. Take a ride on the great BC steamships and learn about the Fisherman's Strike of 1900. (1 of 3)
1920's - 1940's
The Great Depression and two World Wars set on hard times for BC's labour movement. From labour camps on the Fraser River to the Post Office Sit-Down Strike, this was a time when voices demanded to be heard. (2 of 3)
1930's - 1980's
From company towns like Ocean Falls popping up around the province to the devastating Second Narrows Bridge collapse, British Columbia is a province rich with stories to tell. (3 of 3)

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