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Italian Canadian Internment in the Second World War

Author Pamela Hickman and Jean Smith Cavalluzzo
Italian Canadian Internment in the Second World War

Year 2012
ISBN ISSN 9781459400955
Series Righting Canada's Wrongs
Publisher Lorimer and Co.Ltd. Publishers
Publisher URL URL
Place of Publication Toronto
Publication Type Book
Location CRRF
Pages 111
Donated Resources Lorimer and Co.Ltd. Publishers
Subject Children's Titles, Combating Intolerance, History, Racism and Anti-Racism
CRRF Identifier CHT-His-RA-BR-4073
Last modified 2015-07-14
English Abstract

Lorimer's "Righting Canada's Wrongs" series is a collection of visual guides that introduce young readers to racism and discrimination in Canadian history. This installment focuses on the internment of Italian Canadians during the Second World War. The book begins by addressing Italian immigration into Canada during the early 20th century and the emergence of Italian districts in major cities. It then discusses the rise of facism in the 1930s, and internment during WWII. Further chapters explore the aftermath of internment, and the government's later acknowledgment of its wrongs. The text is accompanied by photographs and links to related videos on the publisher's website. The suggested age range is young readers in their early teens.