BENNETT, William




Author Tags: 1900-1950, History, Labour

The author of the first full-length Communist history of the province shares the same name as one of British Columbia's most conservative and enduring premiers. William "Old Bill" Bennett (1881-1949) examined the role of trade unionism in his Builders of British Columbia (Vancouver: Broadway Printers, 1937). Bennett ran as a Communist candidate in riding of Vancouver South during the federal election of 1930 and was also the subject of a biography by Tom McEwan entitled He Wrote For Us: The Story of William Bennett, Pioneer Socialist Journalist (Vancouver: Tribune Publishing Company, 1951).

BOOKS:

Builders of British Columbia (Vancouver: Broadway Printers, 1937). Foreword by Malcolm Bruce.

ABOUT BENNETT:

McEwan, Tom. He Wrote For Us: The Story of William Bennett, Pioneer Socialist Journalist (Vancouver: Tribune Publishing Company, 1951).

[Twigg / BCBW 2004]