A Nation of Immigrants: Readings in Canadian History, 1840s-1960s / Edition 2

A Nation of Immigrants: Readings in Canadian History, 1840s-1960s / Edition 2

by Franca Iacovetta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802074820

ISBN-13: 9780802074829

Pub. Date: 05/23/1998

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

This collection brings together a wide array of writings on Canadian immigrant history, including many highly regarded, influential essays. Though most of the chapters have been previously published, the editors have also commissioned original contributions on understudied topics in the field.

The readings highlight the social history of immigrants, their

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This collection brings together a wide array of writings on Canadian immigrant history, including many highly regarded, influential essays. Though most of the chapters have been previously published, the editors have also commissioned original contributions on understudied topics in the field.

The readings highlight the social history of immigrants, their pre-migration traditions as well as migration strategies and Canadian experiences, their work and family worlds, and their political, cultural, and community lives. They explore the public display of ethno-religious rituals, race riots, and union protests; the quasi-private worlds of all-male boarding-houses and of female domestics toiling in isolated workplaces; and the intrusive power that government and even well-intentioned social reformers have wielded over immigrants deemed dangerous or otherwise in need of supervision.

Organized partly chronologically and largely by theme, the topical sections will offer students a glimpse into Canada's complex immigrant past. In order to facilitate classroom discussion, each section contains an introduction that contextualizes the readings and raises some questions for debate. A Nation of Immigrants will be useful both in specialized courses in Canadian immigration history and in courses on broader themes in Canadian history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802074829
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
05/23/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Topic 1The Irish in Nineteenth-Century Canada: Class, Culture, and Conflict3
The Orange Order and Social Violence in Mid-Nineteenth Century Saint John5
St. Patrick's Day Parades in Nineteenth-Century Toronto: A Study of Immigrant Adjustment and Elite Control35
Topic 2American Blacks in Nineteenth-Century Ontario: Challenging the Stereotypes55
The Black Population of Canada West on the Eve of the American Civil War: A Reassessment Based on the Manuscript Census of 186158
'Self-Reliance Is the True Road to Independence': Ideology and the Ex-Slaves in Buxton and Chatham82
Mary Ann Shadd and the Search for Equality101
Topic 3Settling the Canadian West: The 'Exotic' Continentals115
A Roumanian Pioneer119
The Ukrainian Impress on the Canadian West128
Topic 4'Women's Work': Paid Labour, Community-Building, and Protest163
'I Won't Be a Slave!' Finnish Domestics in Canada, 1911-1930166
Abraham's Daughters: Women, Charity, and Power in the Canadian Jewish Community186
Topic 5Men without Women: 'Bachelor' Workers and Gendered Identities203
Men without Women: Italian Migrants in Canada, 1885-1930206
Bachelor Workers231
Bachelors, Boarding-Houses, and Blind Pigs: Gender Construction in a Multi-Ethnic Mining Camp, 1909-1920251
Topic 6Demanding Rights, Organizing for Change: Militants and Radicals291
Finnish Radicalism and Labour Activism in the Northern Ontario Woods293
Sewing Solidarity: The Eaton's Strike of 1912316
Relief Strike: Immigrant Workers and the Great Depression in Crowland, Ontario, 1930-1935322
Topic 7Encountering the 'Other': Society and State Responses, 1900s-1930s359
A Disgrace to 'Christian Canada': Protestant Foreign Missionary Concerns about the Treatment of South Asians in Canada, 1907-1940361
State Repression of Labour and the Left in Canada, 1914-1920: The Impact of the First World War384
'The line must be drawn somewhere': Canada and Jewish Refugees, 1933-1939412
Topic 8Regulating Minorities in 'Hot' and 'Cold' War Contexts, 1939-1960s447
Ethnic Relations in Wartime: Nationalism and European Minorities in Alberta during the Second World War451
Making 'New Canadians': Social Workers, Women, and the Reshaping of Immigrant Families482

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