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Historian Pierre Anctil on worker's conflicts in Montreal's clothing industry

img_14fb3b00135130.jpgThreads: Fur, Fabric and Fashion in Quebec is a special holiday program produced by some of our team members here in Quebec City. We look at some of the major lines of history in the clothing industry in this province, and look at what has survived through decades and decades of change.

One of the guests on the program is Pierre Anctil. He is an historian who has specialized in the history of Jewish people in Montreal and the immigration experience. Here is part of our conversation on the defining role that Jewish people played in the clothing industry, which was also known as the schmatte business.
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Threads airs on Boxing Day, December 26th between 5 and 6 pm. Follow them on Facebook and Tumblr.

(Image from the Interactive Museum of Jewish Montreal)