Get Involved

Students, teachers, and scholars are invited to collaborate on the development of Red Flags in several ways: (1) by adding descriptions of newspapers; (2) by contributing to additional resource sections, especially the “Historical Contexts” section, that introduce broader aspects of or topics related to the early labour press in Canada.

Possible topics for short and informative reports written in clear language include:

  • The labour press before 1872
  • The condition of the working class in Canada
  • A history of working-class organization
  • Working-class readers
  • Women and the labour press
  • Transnational content/communication
  • What is “radical” politics?
  • Popular literature in the labour press
  • Representations of history and progress
  • Socialist and social problem novels
  • Words and images
  • Labour papers in other languages
  • Foreign labour papers in Canada
  • Labour and the “reptile” press
  • Pamphlets, leaflets, bulletins, government reports
  • 1919 and beyond

Particular perspectives on or aspects of such topics are welcome. Suggestions for other reports directly based on the expertise of contributors are also encouraged. Full credit will be given to the author at the site page and in a separate section listing all site contributors.

Anyone interested in collaborating on this project should contact David Buchanan.