English Immigrant Voices: Labourers' Letters from Upper Canada in the 1830s

English Immigrant Voices: Labourers' Letters from Upper Canada in the 1830s

by Wendy Cameron, Sheila Haines, Mary McDougall Maude
     
 

Emigrants sent by the Petworth Emigration Committee were part of a wave of rural workers in the 1830s whose immigration to Upper Canada was sponsored by English parishes and landlords. Their letters written or dictated to family and friends, leave us a rare first-hand view of the immigrant experience from a working-class perspective.

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Emigrants sent by the Petworth Emigration Committee were part of a wave of rural workers in the 1830s whose immigration to Upper Canada was sponsored by English parishes and landlords. Their letters written or dictated to family and friends, leave us a rare first-hand view of the immigrant experience from a working-class perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773520356
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.91(h) x 1.72(d)

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