James Naylor

B.A., M.A. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (York)


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For a Better World: The Winnipeg General Strike and the Workers’ Revolt (edited, with Rhonda Hinter and Jim Mochoruk) (University of Manitoba Press, 2022).

Standing Together,” Canada’s History, (April-May 2019).

“‘Not reform, but the replacing of capitalism’:  The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in the 1930s,” in Roberta Lexier, Stephanie Bangarth, and Jonathan Weier, eds., Party of Conscience:  The CCF, the NDP, and Social Democracy in Canada, (Toronto: Between the Lines,  2018).

“Whatever Happened to Labourism?” Left History21, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2017).

The Fate of Labour Socialism:  The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the Dream of a Working-Class Future (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016).

“Rebelling Youth: Universities and Students,” in Cy Gonick, ed., Canada since 1960: A People’s History, (Toronto: Lorimer, 2016).

Frederick John Dixon (1881-1931),” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume XVI.

“The British Columbia CCF’s Working-Class Moment: Socialism not Populism,” Labour/Le Travail, 71 (Spring 2013).

“Canadian Labour and the State,” a contribution to “The Current of Canadian Labour History” Roundtable, Historiography Quarterly (史学理论研究), 2 (2013).

“Socialism for a New Generation: CCF Youth in the Popular Front Era,” Canadian Historical Review, 94, no. 1 (March 2013).

“The Labour Market and Capitalist Development in Winnipeg” in Silva Rerum:  A Collection of Scholarly Papers to honour A.B. Pernal, (L’viv:  National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2007).

“Canadian Labour Politics and the British Model,” in Phillip Buckner and R. Douglas Francis, eds., Canada and the British World: Culture, Migration, and Identity, (University of British Columbia Press, 2006)

“Work Life,” in Canada: Confederation to Present (CD-Rom), (Edmonton: Chinook Multimedia, 2001).

Prairie Fire Fizzles,” (with Tom Mitchell), in Labour/Le Travail, 45 (Spring, 2000).

“Southern Ontario:  Striking at the Ballot Box,” and “The Prairies:  In the Eye of the Storm” (with Tom Mitchell) in Craig Heron, ed., The Workers’ Revolt in Canada, 1917-1925, (University of Toronto Press, 1998).

Pacifism or Anti-Imperialism?  The CCF Response to the Outbreak of World War II” in Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, 8 (1997).

Bringing Which State Back In?Labour/Le Travail, 36 (Fall 1995), 317-328.

Workers and the State: Experiments in Corporatism after World War One,” in Studies in Political Economy, 42 (Autumn 1993).

The New Democracy: Challenging the Social Order in Industrial Ontario, 1914-1925 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991).

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