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A history of migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939

Author: Jonathan F Wagner
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wagner, Jonathan F. (Jonathan Frederick), 1940-
History of migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006462386
(OCoLC)61476388
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan F Wagner
ISBN: 9780774812160 0774812168 9780774854979 0774854979 0774814977 9780774814973
OCLC Number: 191932188
Description: 1 online resource (284 pages)
Contents: Migration in the 1850s and 1860s --
Migration in the age of Bismarck and Macdonald, 1870-90 --
Migration in the generation before the Great War, 1890-1914 --
Interwar migration, 1919-39.
Responsibility: Jonathan Wagner.
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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  Read more...

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Wagner's book provides a valuable case study, tying together not only basic push and pull factors, but also the responses of governments to the challenges of migration during the rapid urbanization Read more...

 
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