Pier 21: Gateway to Hope

Pier 21: Gateway to Hope

by Linda Granfield


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Between 1928 and 1971, Pier 21 was the gateway of Canada. As the landing port for immigrants, it greeted more than one million new Canadians. It also saw many Canadians leave, including 368,000 soldiers who sailed overseas during the Second World War.

This is the story of Pier 21 and the many people who passed through it, the war brides and their children, the returning warriors, and the refugees from war-torn Europe and beyond. It examines the importance of Canada’s “Ellis Island” and its role today as a historical center.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887765179
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.59(w) x 10.03(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Linda Granfield is one of Canada’s leading non-fiction researchers and writers. She is the author of 97 Orchard Street, New York: Stories of Immigrant Life, High Flight: A Story of World War II, Amazing Grace: The Story of the Hymn, and In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae.

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