THE STORY CONTINUES with industrialization, as coal mines consolidate and steel plants rise. Book Two takes you through immigration during the Island’s Second Economic Boom, our role as supplier and soldier in two World Wars, and the Mi’kmaw battle for cultural survival. Cape Breton becomes a battleground for Labour’s Wars, while farmers, lumbermen and fishery workers struggle for subsistence. Through it all, flames of independence and community activism keep this island alive, and Cape Bretoners emerge as a distinct people whose music and literature entertain and inspire the wider world.
Published Feb 2009