Fight On!: Cape Breton Coal Miners,1900-1925 (Compass: True Stories for Kids) (Paperback)

Fight On!: Cape Breton Coal Miners,1900-1925 (Compass: True Stories for Kids) By Joanne Schwartz Cover Image
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In early twentieth-century Cape Breton, coal mines stretched far out under the ocean. The workers, mostly men, but also children and ponies, spent all day in the dark, damp mines. Each day the workers descended into the mines, they risked never seeing sunlight or their families again. They were miserable and fearful, working in dangerous conditions where fatal accidents were common.

So the brave miners took matters into their own hands, and stood up to the companies treating them this way. They went on strike again and again, suffering from starvation, disease, freezing winters, and violence at the hands of the mine owners and police. Fight On tells the stories of these miners and their families, Cape Breton heroes who fought against corporate greed, putting their livelihoods on the line for better conditions and healthier families and communities.

The newest installment in the award-winning Compass series, Fight On is at once an engaging history and a passionate call to action against injustice. Includes dozens of modern and archival colour photos and illustrations, a glossary of terms, index, and informative sidebars.

All of the author's royalties will be donated to the Cape Breton Miners' Museum in Glace Bay.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781771088565
ISBN-10: 1771088567
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (CN)
Publication Date: July 6th, 2020
Pages: 88
Language: English
Series: Compass: True Stories for Kids