"This political biography is first-rate." - James Naylor, author of The Fate of Labour Socialism
"An important demonstration of what big dreams can achieve." - Roy J. Romanow, former Premier of Saskatchewan
As an architect of Saskatchewan's socialist revolution, Joe Phelps was a firebrand whose drive ultimately outstripped the system he wished to change. He virtually "lit up" the province as a minister in Tommy Douglas's government by establishing the groundwork for rural electrification and igniting a multitide of entrepreneurial experiments. He spoke up on women's issues and the environment, and he advocated for Indigenous rights. But his unrelenting push for change alienated many and Phelps served only one term; he was not asked to run again.
"Phelps was the most radical member of the CCF government, and Fiery Joe offers a thoughtful assessment of what he accomplished during his years in the legislature and as president of the Saskatchewan Farmers' Union." - Bill Brennan, editor of Building the Co-operative Commonwealth
from McNally Robinson
1. Land Of Opportunity
2. A New Political Landscape
3. Common Ground
4. Stormy Weather
5. Maverick Dreamer
7. Power to the People
9. The Fur Trade
10. Out of the Woods
11. Nature’s Storehouse
12. The Problem Children
13. Turning Points
14. “It’s time we put the spurs and knuckle dusters on”
15. The Western Development Museum
16. The People’s Commission
17. Action Now
We look forward to celebrating the life and legacy of "Fiery Joe" Phelps with you!
Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Innovation Place (Rotunda), 10 Research Drive
With guest speakers Lorne Calvert, Kate Carlisle, and David Goranson
For a parking map, please click here.
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, McNally Robinson, 3130 8th Street East
With guest speakers Roy Romanow, Kate Carlisle, and David Goranson
This event is free and all are welcome.
Please RSVP to Morgan Tunzelmann, University of Regina Press, email@example.com.