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Albert. Goodwin


  1. Albert. Goodwin a.k.a. Albert Goodwin was a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and later Professor of Modern History in the University of Manchester. He outlined his liberal ideas on the reasons behind the French Revolution in his book of the same name. He saw the Revolution as, 'a merciless conflict between aristocracy and democracy' laying heavy emphasis on the role of Louis XVI and his failings in opposing reform and refusing to take on the role of a constitutional monarch.
  2. Albert. Goodwin a.k.a. Albert Goodwin: Albert "Ginger" Goodwin of Treeton, England was a migrant coal miner who found work in the Cumberland mines, arriving on Vancouver Island in late 1910. Goodwin was disgruntled by the working conditions and management's ubiquitous disregard of all labour factions. Zealous for change, Goodwin became an advocate for workers rights, organizing and promoting the proliferation of trade unions. Goodwin increased in stature to become a highly prominent leader of the social movement that organized labour, but died rather suddenly under highly controversial circumstances that have not been settled to this day. The widely held belief was that Goodwin was murdered in an attempt to stifle collective bargaining; his death inspired the 1918 Vancouver general strike on August 2, 1918, Canada's first General Strike ever. This strike was a precursor to the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, a defining moment in Canadian labour history.
    • born on (128 years ago) in Treeton
    • profession: Politician
    • died on (96 years ago) of firearm
  3. Albert. Goodwin a.k.a. Albert Goodwin was a notable English landscape painter specialising in watercolours. His work shows the influences of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
    • born in (170 years ago) in Maidstone
    • died in (83 years ago)

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