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Guarding the gates : the Canadian labour movement and immigration, 1872-1934

Author: David Goutor
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2007.
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"From the 1870s until the Great Depression, immigration was often the question of the hour in Canada. Politicians, the media, and an array of interest groups viewed it as essential to nation building, developing the economy, and shaping Canada's social and cultural character. One of the groups most determined to influence public debate and government policy on the issue was organized labour, and unionists were often  Read more...
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Goutor, David, 1969-
Guarding the gates.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608511193
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Goutor
ISBN: 9780774813648 0774813644
OCLC Number: 85832753
Description: xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Guarding the gates --
2. Setting the stage : labour, industry, and immigration in Canada, 1872-1934 --
3. The bounds of unity : opposition to Chinese immigration, 1880-87 --
4. The "old time question" : the campaign for exclusion, 1888-1934 --
5. Superfluous people : labour's construction of immigrants from Europe and the British Isles --
6. Importing victims : the assault on the commerce of immigration --
7. Immigration, Joseph Arch, and the producer ideology, 1872-79 --
8. Imported labour, the tariff, and land reform, 1880-1902 --
9. Retreat, corporatism, and responsible management, 1903-34.
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David Goutor skilfully explores the meanings and consequences of organized labour's opposition to wholesale recruitment of labour abroad and to different streams of immigration ... Goutor's most Read more...

 
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