Seeing Reds - The Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canada's First War on Terror-logo

Seeing Reds - The Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canada's First War on Terror

Daniel Francis

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Genres:

History

Description:

At the end of World War I, Canada was poised on the brink of social revolution. At least that is what many Canadians, inspired by the success of the Russian Revolution in 1917, hoped and others dreaded. Seeing Reds tells the story of this turbulent period in Canadian history during the winter of 1918–19, when a fearful government led by Prime Minister Robert Borden tried to suppress radical political activity by branding legitimate labour leaders as "Bolsheviks" and "Reds." Canada was in the grip of a widespread Red Scare promoted by the government and the media in order to discredit radical ideas and to rally public support behind mainstream political and economic policies. The story builds toward the events of the Winnipeg General Strike in May–June 1919 when the authorities, believing that the expected revolution had begun, sent soldiers into the streets to put down with force a legitimate labour dispute.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Puttonen

Length:

7h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:58