THROUGH THE MILL
Girls and Women in the Quebec Cotton Textile Industry, 1881–1951
By Gail Cuthbert Brandt
Girls and women were essential to industrialization in Canada, particularly in the textile industry, concentrated in Quebec. Through the Mill is an invaluable contribution to feminist labour history and one of the few studies to analyze the lives of women industrial workers here. Eighty-four women textile workers interviewed in the early ’80s tell the story in their own words.