Canada's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 361 pages
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In 1867 Canada was established as a political nation with two general ethnic cultures, yet more than 191 ethnic groups currently reside there. "Canada's Diverse Peoples" gives students of Canadian history, sociology, anthropology, and history a unique opportunity to understand the tensions, conflicts, and cooperation between Canada's indigenous and immigrant populations.

In this comprehensive reference, Historian J.M. Bumsted takes readers on a chronological tour of Canada's ethnic history from aboriginal society and the French and English "founding cultures" to the "Alien Menace" of World War I and the influx of refugees after World War II. From the botched storming of the ship "Komagata Maru" and its forced return to India to Quebec's separatism, Bumsted explores one of the most important themes in Canadian historical development.

  

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Contents

1 The First Immigrants The Aboriginal People before 1500
1
2 The Founding Peoples
24
3 French Canadians Acadians Métis and First Nations 17601815
57
4 Yankees Loyalists and Highland Scots 17591815
85
5 Immigration to British North America 18151867
108
6 Immigration and Immigration Policy 18671914
137
7 Two Wars and a Depression 19141945
174
8 An Immigration from Europe 19461962
203
9 Redefining Immigration and EthnicCultural Policy 19601975
229
10 Since 1975
262
11 The New Ethnic Groups in Canada since 1967
296
12 The Future
326
Index
339
About the Author
361
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About the author (2003)

J. M. Bumsted is the author of many popular and scholarly books on Canadian history, including "Fur Trade Wars", "The Dictionary of Manitoba Biography", and the widely used textbook "The Canadian Peoples: A History." He teaches history at the University of Manitoba.

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