Historic Glace Bay — Images of Our Past
by Carole MacDonald • 103 photos • 152 pages
IMMIGRANTS ARRIVED from all over the world to work Glace Bay’s coal mines. Through the 20th century, miners and their communities fought battles that improved working conditions and, in the form of the check-off system, achieved the beginnings of universal health care.
Carole MacDonald has amassed photos from two centuries, and writes a fascinating combination of historical facts and lively anecdotes to tell the story of her home town. She skillfully threads the powerful labour history of Glace Bay through its civil story and the personal lives of outstanding citizens.