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Poster addressed to British farm workers in Canada
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Poster addressed to British farm workers in Canada
ca. 1919

Immigrants to Canada often found work as agricultural labourers in the West but, contrary to government propaganda, the Prairies were not always the land of milk and honey. As this warning to British immigrant harvest workers indicated, the promise of good wages was often more fictional than real. Like the urban working classes, western farmers had real grievances about the country's economic and political system. By the early-1920s, this discontent was manifested in agrarian-based political movements like the National Progressive Party.


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