Wednesday, April 26, 1:30 PM - Steven High - The Deindustrialization of Montréal
Progress, in the form of improved transportation and industrial techniques, can be of great benefit to mankind but, at the same time, it can have a devastating effect on the workers and their families who are left behind in its wake.
Professor Steven High tells the story of the closing, in the mid 20th century, of many of the industries which were located in South West Montréal and beside the Lachine Canal, and the hardship endured by the families of the thousands of workers who lost their jobs.
Professor Steven High's book:
-Entangled Histories of Race, Residence, and Class-
Sainte-Anne-du-Bout-de-l'Île Historical Society