Book Synopsis "To Each His Own" by : Ian D. H. McDonald
Download or read book "To Each His Own" written by Ian D. H. McDonald and published by St. John's, Nfld. : Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland. This book was released on 1987 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a study of the Fishermen's Protective Union, a remarkable populist movement that flourished in Newfoundland between 1908 and the mid-1920s. Under the dynamic leadership of William Coaker, the union set out to reform the fishing industry and to obtain social and political reforms, which would ensure that the rural workers--fishermen, sealers and loggers--received "their own": a fair and just return for their labour, and a voice in the country's affairs. This book seeks to explain why the crusade, which seemed to promise so much, ended in disillusion.