HAK, Gordon




Author Tags: Forestry, Politics

As a history professor at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, Gordon Hugh Hak examined the lumber industry of coastal B.C. from 1858 to 1913 in Turning Trees Into Dollars (University of Toronto Press, 2000).

In 2006, Hak wrote Capital and Labour in the British Columbia Forest Industry, 1934-74 (UBC Press), a look at the history of workers and employers in the industry.

In The Left in British Columbia: A History of Struggle (Ronsdale 2013), Gordon Hak offers a history of left wing politics in B.C. from the Dunsmuir era of the elate nineteenth century to the rudderless present. Included are early coal miners and carpenters, Wobblies and Single Taxers, communists, worker militancy in two world wars, the New Democratic Party and the Squamish Five, and the Solidarity, women’s, environmental and Occupy movements.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Capital and Labour in the British Columbia Forest Industry, 1934-1974
The Left in British Columbia: A History of Struggle

BOOKS:

Turning Trees Into Dollars (University of Toronto Press, 2000)

Capital and Labour in the British Columbia Forest Industry, 1934-74 (UBC Press 2006)

The Left in British Columbia: A History of Struggle (Ronsdale 2013) $21.95 978-1-55380-256-3

[BCBW 2013] "Forestry"