For a Better World Hybrid Book Launch

  • November 19, 2022
  • 7:00pm CST
  • McNally Robinson Booksellers

For a Better World

The Winnipeg General Strike and the Workers' Revolt

James Naylor (Editor), Rhonda L. Hinther (Editor), Jim Mochoruk (Editor)

Canada’s most famous example of class conflict, the Winnipeg General Strike, redefined conversations around class, politics, region, ethnicity, and gender. Probing the meaning of the General Strike in new and innovative ways, For a Better World interrogates types of commemoration, current legacies of the Strike, and its ongoing influence.

Join editors James Naylor, Rhonda L. Hinther, and Jim Mochoruk for the launch of For a Better World: The Winnipeg General Strike and the Workers’ Revolt. This event will be hosted by Julia Smith.

The event will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream featuring live chat. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

Canada’s largest example of class conflict, the Winnipeg General Strike, redefined national and international discourse around class, politics, ethnicity, and gender. For a Better World brings together discussions detailing the dynamic history of the Strike, revealing our radical past and helping us to think imaginatively about collective action in the future.


James Naylor is a professor of history at Brandon University. He is the author of The Fate of Labour Socialism: The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the Dream of a Working-Class Future.

Rhonda L. Hinther is a professor of history at Brandon University and an active public historian, working in film and television production, museum exhibitions, and digital interactivity and gaming.

Jim Mochoruk is the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Dakota. He is the author of Formidable Heritage: Manitoba’s North and the Cost of Development, 1870 to 1930.

Julia Smith is an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba and a member of the Graphic History Collective which produced 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike.

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