Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle

Category: Book
By (author): Buhle, Paul
By (author): Graphic, History Collective
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
  HISTORY / Canada / General
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Publisher: Between the Lines
Published: March 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 11.00in x 8.50in x 0.00in
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$ 29.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Canadian labour history and working-class struggles are brought to life in this anthology of nine short comics, each one accompanied by an informative preface. Each comic showcases the inspiring efforts and determination of working people who banded together with others to fight to change the world.

Contributors include Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, Althea Balmes, Christine Balmes, Sam Bradd, Paul Buhle, Nicole Marie Burton, David Camfield, Sean Carleton, Conely de Leon, Robin Folvik, Ethan Heitner, Greg Kealey, Orion Keresztesi, Mark Leier, David Lester, Andrée Lévesque, Zenee May Maceda, Dale McCartney, Doug Nesbitt, Bryan Palmer, Andrew Parnaby, Joan Sangster, Kara Sievewright, Julia Smith, Ron Verzuh, Tania Willard (Secwepemc Nation).

From The Publisher*Picture this, working class history!
Review Quote*

"This evocative collection of the struggles and achievements of labour organizing should inspire us to ‘dream of what might be' and to act to bring it about."

Review Quote*

"A much-needed popular account of working-class struggle in North America. The work of the GHC generally, and this collection in particular, blends the traditions of ?people?s history? or ?history from below? and activist comics and repackages the lessons of working-class history for a wider and younger audience. This is not only an admirable pursuit but a desperately needed project for our present age in which we are too often told that there are no alternatives to the capitalist status quo. This collection shows us that alternatives are always possible but that they are not simply given by the powers that be; they must be fought for by working people. In illustrating how radical history in comics form can be used as a resource to restore hope for social change, this important comics collection will undoubtedly inspire new generations of informed activists."

Biographical Note

Illustrate! Educate! Organize! The Graphic History Collective write and draw comics about social justice histories.