Women, Workers, and Communities in Canadian History, 1840-1960s
This book, through contributions by 20 authors, presents an overview of issues effecting newcomers to Canada, throughout history. The three over-arching themes of women, workers and communities, each contain a social history of these particular immigrants. In addressing this social history, the authors present both pre-immigration traditions, as well as Canadian experiences, specifically in relation to work, family, culture and politics. The eight main sub-categories which are explored in detail, from the period of the nineteenth century to the present time are: 1) Irish Canadians; 2) 'Black' Canadians; 3) Ukrainian Canadians; 4) Women workers; 5) Bachelor Workers; 6)Labour activists; 7) State Actions; 8) Regulating minorities in war time.