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A Nation of Immigrants: Readings in Canadian History, by Paula Draper,Franca Iacovetta,Robert Ventresca

By Paula Draper,Franca Iacovetta,Robert Ventresca

This assortment brings jointly a wide range of writings on Canadian immigrant heritage, together with many very popular, influential essays. although many of the chapters were formerly released, the editors have additionally commissioned unique contributions on understudied issues within the box.

The readings spotlight the social historical past of immigrants, their pre-migration traditions in addition to migration ideas and Canadian reviews, their paintings and kin worlds, and their political, cultural, and group lives. They discover the general public exhibit of ethno-religious rituals, race riots, and union protests; the quasi-private worlds of all-male boarding-houses and of girl domestics toiling in remoted places of work; and the intrusive energy that executive or even well-intentioned social reformers have wielded over immigrants deemed harmful or in a different way short of supervision.

Organized in part chronologically and principally by means of topic, the topical sections will supply scholars a glimpse into Canada's advanced immigrant prior. with the intention to facilitate lecture room dialogue, each one part comprises an creation that contextualizes the readings and increases a few questions for debate. A country of Immigrants could be precious either in really expert classes in Canadian immigration background and in classes on broader issues in Canadian history.

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