Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas). J. F. C.  WRIGHT, Paul  MALLES, Thomas “Tommy” Clement DOUGLAS, A. W. Davey, provenance, subject, James Frederick Church, b1906.
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)
Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)

Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed by Tommy Douglas)

Place Published: [Toronto]
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Limited
Date Published: 1955
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover

First edition. Good+ /Very Good-. 6 x 9 inches. Red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 292pp. Errata slip. Maps, drawings by A.W. Davey, illustrated endpapers,

The front endpaper bears an inscription "To Paul Malles with Kindest Regards [signed] T. C. Douglas Premier of Sask. Nov 25th 1955" during the time Douglas was premier of the province (from 1944 to 1961)

Paul Malles info. There was an unexpected demand for French literature, given the abrupt surge in CCF popularity during 1942. To help alleviate that problem, the Québec Provincial council member Paul Malles volunteered to produce a monthly newsletter in both English and French. In 1957, the CLC also announced the appointment of Paul Malles of Montreal as Executive Assistant to C. H. Millard, Organizational Director of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. Mr. Malles is a writer on economic and labour affairs with the CBC International Service and will go to the Brussels headquarters of the ICFTU on leave of absence from the CBC. Later a member of The Economic Council of Canada.

From the dust jacket -----

This is an authoritative and exciting his­tory of a province from the earliest days to the booming present--a book which captures uniquely the atmosphere and the spirit of Saskatchewan and its people. As we turn the pages we relive the exploits of the great explorers; the rise and decline of the fur empires; the days of the Red River carts when thousands of pioneers struck out bravely to wrest their homes and their livelihood from the prairie; the coming of the railroad, and the rise of the wheat pools. Mostly we read about the people.

While based on thorough and painstaking research, this book was not written for the few. In the author's view, the part played by the livery stable, the "party" telephone and the threshing rig are often more significant than the "dry bones" found in many academic works. Of people, he says "Important was the leather aproned blacksmith with his fiery forge and ringing anvil. Rarely without spectators, he fashioned and fitted hot iron-shoes to the smoking hooves of horses excited by the smells and sounds of his shop, tempered the sizzling plowshears, et iron-tires on wagons and buggies, improvised a repair for breaking-plow or binder."

The contents include -----

1. Rock, Water and Soil

2. First Immigrants

3. Furs, Forts, and Pemmican

4. Survey, Steel, and Settlers

5. Grievances, Guns, and Gallows

6. Broadening the Base

7. Turning the Sod

8. Patriotism and Production

9. Progressives, Politics, and Pools

10. Depression, Dust, and Defiance

11. Men and Machines

12. Epilogue

Tommy Douglas made an invaluable contribution to political life,” says Xavier Gélinas, Curator of Canadian Political History at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. “In total, he provided the impetus for about a hundred pieces of legislation, several of which can be said to have shaped the Canadian identity.” In recognition of this immense contribution, in 1980 he was named a Companion of the Order of Canada
Very Good / Very Good. Item #3279

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