Slaves of the lamp: A history of the federal civil service organizations, 1865-1924

By: Doherty, Bill

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0920501583 506 pages including notes and index. The story of the Canadian men and women who, during the period from 1865 to 1924, struggled against the corruption of political patronage, abysmal working conditions and poverty-level salaries in the federal civil service. This is an account of the history of some of the organizations formed to overcome these adverse conditions, and the story of the dedicated men and women who guided them, often at great personal risk. Documents their few victories and many defeats, and the significant impact that their dogged perseverance has had on the Canadian federal service of today. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Excellent copy of this exhaustive work.