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Ruth Frager, Ph.D. (York)

Email: frager@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24133
Office: Chester New Hall 631

Ruth Frager’s teaching and research focuses on women’s history, the history of immigrant groups, and working-class history, emphasizing modern Canada. Her new book, co-authored with Carmela Patrias, is entitled Discounted Labour: Women Workers in Canada, 1870-1939. Her earlier book, Sweatshop Strife: Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Jewish Labour Movement in Toronto, 1900-1939, won an award from the Ontario Historical Society. She is now working on the human rights campaigns in Ontario in the aftermath of the Second World War. Her most recent articles are: “Labour History and the Interlocking Hierarchies of Class, Ethnicity, and Gender: A Canadian Perspective,” in the International Review of Social History and “‘This is Our Country, These Are Our Rights’: Minorities and the Origins of Ontario’s Human Rights Campaigns,” co-authored with Carmela Patrias, in the Canadian Historical Review.