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Author: Norman Hillmer; J L Granatstein
Publisher: Toronto, ON : T. Allen Publishers, 2006.
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From two of Canada's preeminent historians comes a highly original compilation of eyewitness accounts of the Canadian immigrant experience. The Land Newly Found presents immediate and engaging first-person stories from the frontiers of Canadian immigration history. Drawing from letters, diaries, and the media, this collection features a diversity of voices and experiences as well as more than a dozen pieces written  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Hillmer; J L Granatstein
ISBN: 0887622496 9780887622496
OCLC Number: 70777695
Description: 431 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Norman Hillmer, J.L. Granatstein --
Quebec : Canada's main path / Samuel de Champlain --
Trying Newfoundland, 1622 / Edward Wynne --
Old France into new, 1635-36 / Paul Le Jeune --
"La fécondité de ce pays" / Jean Talon --
Counting heads, 1671 / Acadia's census --
Halifax's "poor idle worthless," 1749 / Governor Edward Cornwallis --
Displacing the Acadians to admit the English, 1755 / Governor Charles Lawrence --
Fractious loyalist tendencies, 1784 / Governer John Parr --
Rich loyalist in Quebec / William Smith --
The implements of settlement / William Bell --
Island evils, 1820 / William Johnstone --
"Dirty, gross, and indolent" / John Howison --
The perils of the voyage, 1821 / John M'Donald --
Getting married / Abraham Gill --
Setting up in the woods, 1823 / Frances Stewart --
New Brunswick politics, 1829 / J. Mulligan --
"This ultra-republican spirit" / Susanna Moodie --
Grosse Île, 1831 / Henry Deaves --
The cholera came / John and Esther Chantler --
Travel advisory, 1832 / His Majesty's Chief Immigration Agent --
"My own wish to go," 1833 / Elizabeth Wainwright --
American money, Canadian distances / Scottish settlers --
Highland Scots in Inverness Township, 1834 / William Hendry --
Virtues of Upper Canada / George Menzies --
Duty and faith, 1837 / Ellen Osler --
Women's work, 1841 / Robert McDougall --
Much better off / James Thomson --
"So many joyous beings" / an Irish observer --
The maritimes labour market, 1849 / Reverend John Mulholland --
A plea for Black emigration to Canada, 1852 / Mary Shadd --
Trapped in Quebec / Johan Schrøder --
The settler's life, 1881 / Edward Ffolkes --
Please decide / William Wallace --
"Don't send any more" / Manitoba Free Press --
Quarantine Island / Vera Velichkina --
The battle of the pioneer / Sir Clifford Sifton --
Recruiting Americans, 1901 / J.E. Blum and J. Grumpper --
The Dojack family / Thomas S. Axworthy --
"Blue sky ahead," 1903 / John Qutle --
Providence's choice / Henri Bourassa --
A harsh initiation / Leslie H. Neatby --
The 1907 anti-Asian riot / Vancouver Daily News Advertiser --
En partant de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon / Soeur Yvonne Landry --
"How wisely should we care for the immigrant!" / J.S. Woodsworth --
"The case of the Negro," 1909 / William J. White --
Macedonian self help / Lillian Petroff --
"Life was different here" / Andrej Potocký --
In steerage, 1910 / an English traveller --
"I thought only of the music" / Antonio Funicelli --
Writing back to Newfoundland, 1912 / John Sparks --
Rugged British Columbia / Daisy Phillips --
The CPR's rough treatment / Ivan Humenyuk --
Labouring in British Columbia / Zinovy Peshkov --
Toronto's Jewish community / Joseph B. Salsberg --
Three hundred Barbadians / Dudley Marshall --
The Komagata Maru, 1914 / Vancouver Sun --
Wives left behind / Agafia Koval --
Picture bride / Tami Nakamura --
An East Indian's loneliness / A.P. Ledingham --
Life in an internment camp / Phillip Yasnowskyi --
Unworthy persecution, 1918 / Phillips Thompson --
"They hated the Germans" / Bertha Knull --
Three Hungarians on the prairies / Sámuel Zágonyi --
A home boy's shame / Albert O. Lee --
"Why Orientals should be excluded," 1922 / W.G. McQuarrie --
An immigrant pastor / Eduard Duesterhoeft --
Jobs Canadians didn't want / Nellie O'Donnell --
"There weren't many Blacks" / Harry Gairey --
The brain drain, 1927 / W.A. Irwin --
Assimilation : a dissent / Frederick Philip Grove --
Ralph Connor's injustice / John Murray Gibbon --
A word of warning, 1928 / H. Denkers et al. --
Colonial Canada / Phyllis Knight --
A Mennonite family in the Depression / Arthur Kroeger --
Deporting the Bolsheviks, 1932 / The Globe --
While the natives starve / Robert Jackson --
Sadness / Anthony (Tonek) Slezina --
Concerning Mr. Cohen, 1937 / W.L.M. King --
Am I less Canadian? / Esther Thompson --
Joining up, 1938 / Gus Garber --
"Fellow subjects of a beloved ruler" / Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire --
The St. Louis, 1939 / George M. Wrong et al. --
War and the enemy within / Royal Canadian Mounted Police --
Things turn nasty / Karl Butzer --
Unionizing Galt Malleable, 1943 / Garabed Palvetzian --
A Dutch war bride / Olga Rains --
Democratic living / Igor Gouzenko --
Nobody we knew : Sachiko's story / R.L. Gabrielle Nishiguchi --
Travelling West, 1947 / Robina Evelyn Lee --
Refugee doctors need not apply / A.D. Kelly --
Our remnant of a family / Moses Znaimer --
"White man's thinking," 1949 / A.L. Jolliffe --
The German parish / Lucy Amberg --
Dearest Nia, 1950 / William Azzi --
A migrant chain / Fortunato Rao --
Time to adjust / Lillian Sulteanu --
"Keeping my faith" / Tara Singh Bains --
The shadow of leaving / Helmut Walter Ott --
Sense of continuity / Hartley Janssen --
A Rhodesian in the army / Michael Pillar --
Civil defence, 1955 / Tass Grundel --
"You chose Canada" / Irene Brown --
From the Kremlin to cornflakes / János Máté --
Beyond civilization / Steve Zaban --
Such hardworking people / Franca Iacovetta --
L'ancrer fermement au Québec / Yohanna Loucheur --
Aussie youth / Valerie Jacobs --
"A racist country" / Reverend Harold Jackman --
After the Prague Spring / Ivan and Marta Straznicky --
Going north / Stephen Eaton Hume --
From the old to the new Canada / Andrew Faiz --
"I was quite afraid," 1970 / Godwin Eni --
"Frightened faces" / Milly Charon --
Through the wire fence / Lori Weber --
"Alone in a new land" / Neil Bissoondath --
The junta's victims, 1973 / Farley Mowat --
Escaping Chile / Gabriela Enriquez --
Always with you, 1978 / Ramesh Mehta --
The Vietnamese boat people / Pham Thê Trung --
We Portuguese came to Canada / Domingos Marques and João Medeiros --
"More Sri Lankan" / Siva Segaran --
"Send them back!" 1987 / Maclean's --
Safety and survival, 1990 / Enrique Robert --
My beliefs and the RCMP / Baltej Singh Dhillon --
A cold paradise / A Somalian --
The best multiethnic state / A Sarajevan --
An encounter with ESL --
Karishma Kapil --
An inventory of belonging / Ken Wiwa --
Two sides of the globe, 1995 / Denise Chong --
Lessons in patience / Layla Sharif --
Smugglers' slaves, 2001 / Tom Fennell, Sheng Xue --
A Muslim after September 11, 2001 / Suhail Abualsameed --
All mixed up / Andrew Chung --
We children of immigrants, 2003 / Madeleine Thien --
Giving up on Canada / Marina Jimenez --
My two countries / Margaret Wente --
Brazilian and Canadian / Adriana Rio Branco Nabuco de Gouvêa --
My disjointed life / Tou Chu Dou Lynhiavu --
Celebrity Inn / Anna Pratt --
Intelligent waiting / Pia and Andy Diaconescu --
Hold the complacency, 2005 / Michael Valpy --
The real immigrant experience / Andrew Coyne --
Pioneering / Sheema Khan --
Sophie's new world / Michael Dufresne, Katherine Lagrandeur.
Responsibility: Norman Hillmer, J.L. Granatstein.

Abstract:

From two of Canada's preeminent historians comes a highly original compilation of eyewitness accounts of the Canadian immigrant experience. The Land Newly Found presents immediate and engaging first-person stories from the frontiers of Canadian immigration history. Drawing from letters, diaries, and the media, this collection features a diversity of voices and experiences as well as more than a dozen pieces written especially for this volume. This unique book provides a penetrating look into the lives and minds of people from all over the world as they begin their life anew in Canada, including: their reasons for immigrating; their lives left behind; their struggles to adapt; their search for work; their difficulties with language; their quest for security; their encounters with exploitation, racism, empathy and goodwill; their responses to Canada and Canada's responses to them. The Land Newly Found not only explores people's personal experiences, but provides keen insight into the history, policy and politics of our evolving multicultural nation. - Jacket flap.

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