Double podcast episode about the Trinidad general strike of 1937, in conversation with Ryan Cecil Jobson.

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  • Part 1: The background of British colonialism on the island, the conditions of the working class and poor, racial divisions, and the beginnings of unemployed and worker agitation in the 1930s

E75: Trinidad general strike, part 1 Working Class History

  • Part 2: The general strike itself, the repression, the aftermath, its consequences and lessons for us today

E76: Trinidad general strike, part 2 Working Class History

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Ryan Cecil Jobson


Sources used by WCH over the course of these episodes.


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  • Episode graphic: public domain.
  • Edited by Jesse French
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