A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939

A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939

by Jonathan Wagner

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A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939 by Jonathan Wagner

Human migration figures prominently in modern world history, and has played a pivotal role in shaping the Canadian nation state. Yet while much has been written about Canada's multicultural heritage, little attention has been paid to German migrants although they compose Canada's third largest European ethnic minority.

A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939 addresses that gap in the record. Jonathan Wagner considers why Germans left their home country, why they chose to settle in Canada, who assisted their passage, and how they crossed the ocean to their new home, as well as how the Canadian government perceived and solicited them as immigrants. He examines the German context as closely as developments in Canada, offering a new, more complete approach to German-Canadian immigration.

About the Author:
Jonathan Wagner teaches in the Department of History at Minot State University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774812153
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 3.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Wagner teaches in the Department of History at Minot State University.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     3
Migration in the 1850s and 1860s     14
Migration in the Age of Bismarck and Macdonald, 1870-90     70
Migration in the Generation before the Great War, 1890-1914     116
Interwar Migration, 1919-39     160
Conclusion     215
Notes     239
Bibliography     263
Index     277

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Alexander Freund

A very important book—- the first, in fact, looking at this subject. The narrative is clearly written and it would interest both those studying immigration and ethnic history, as well as the German-Canadian reading public.

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