June 25, 2011
Mondragon: Benjamin Isitt
Wednesday, June 29 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Mondragon, 91 Albert Street
Join Ben Isitt for the launch of two new books on the social history of Canada.
Benjamin Isitt is a former Winnipegger, a current University of British Columbia historian and a specialist on social movements in twentieth-century Canada and the world.
From Victoria to Vladivostok highlights Canadian responses to the Russian Revolution – sympathy from the labour movement alongside the deployment of 4,000 troops to Siberia to fight the Bolsheviks.
Militant Minority moves into the Cold War period, examining changes in British Columbia's left during the bleak days of McCarthyism and the tumultuous 1960s, culminating in the election of BC's first NDP government.
Taken together, these books tell important stories that have been left out of popular memory. The evening will include an engaging multi-media presentation.