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Title I have a story to tell you / Seemah C. Berson, editor.
Imprint Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2010.
Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010.

Series Life writing series
Life writing series.
Subject Clothing workers -- Canada -- Biography.
Jews -- Canada -- Biography.
East Europeans -- Canada -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Canada -- Biography.
Clothing trade -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Berson, Seemah Cathline.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 285 pages : portraits).
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Contents Rose Kaplan Barkusky -- Rose Gordon -- Haskell (Harry) Ullman -- Muriel Grad -- Fanny (Baba) Osipov -- Abe Smith -- David Shaya Kirman -- Rose Smith -- Nina Dolgoy Ullman -- Sidney Sarkin -- Mr. Shano -- Sam Greenberg -- Pauline Chudnovsky -- Bluma Kogan -- Norman Massey -- Albert Abramowitz -- Lil Abramowitz -- Max Dolgoy -- James (Jimmy) Blugerman -- Samuel Nemetz -- Sylvia Grafstein Klein -- Molly Klein Goldsman -- Rose Esterson -- Joshua (Joe) Gershman -- Jennie Zelda Litvak -- Hyman Leibovitch -- Ena Ship -- Masha Goldkind -- Mary Kevalko -- Max Povitz -- Art Browner -- Bertha Dolgoy Guberman -- Max Yellen -- Dave Ship -- Ben Abrams -- Abraham Taylor -- Simon Harris -- Conclusion.
Summary This volume examies the lives of Eastern European Jewish immigrants living in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg in the early twentieth century. The stories encompass their travels and travails on leaving home and their struggles in the sweatshops and factories of the garment industry in Canada. Based on extensive interviews, these immigrants' stories about life in the Old Country and the hardship of finding work in Canada, these tales tell how many of these newcomers ended up in the needle trades. Revealing a fervent sense of socialist ideology acquired in the crucible of the Russian Revolution, the stories illustrate the influence of Jewish culture and traditions, of personal--and organized--fights against exploitation, and of struggles to establish unions for better working conditions.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781554582389 (electronic bk.)
1554582385 (electronic bk.)
9781554583164 (electronic bk.)
1554583160 (electronic bk.)
9781554582198 (print)
OCLC # 759157125
Additional Format Print version: I have a story to tell you. Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2010 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010) 9781554582198

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