Strangers at Our Gates
Canadian Immigration & Immigration Policy, 1540-2006 Revised edition
By (author) Valerie Knowles
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Strangers at Our Gates by Valerie Knowles
Book DescriptionImmigrants and immigration have always been central to Canadians' perception of themselves as a country and as a society. In this crisply written history, Valerie Knowles describes the different kinds of immigrants who have settled in Canada, and the immigration policies that have helped to define the character of Canadian immigrants over the centuries. Key policymakers and moulders of public opinion figure prominently in this colourful story, as does the role played by racism. This new and revised edition contains additional material on immigration to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, sections on the evacuee children of the Second World War and Canadian War Brides, and material relating to significant developments in the immigration and refugee field since 1996. Special attention is paid to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of 2001.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550026986
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Valerie Knowles
Strangers at Our Gates, Paperback (March 2016)
An exploration of how immigration has shaped Canadian identity, and how modern debates are reshaping our national character. In this history of immigration to Canada, Valerie Knowles explores the kinds of immigrants who have settled in Canada as well as the immigration policies, policymakers, and public figures who have played a part in the story.
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Author Biography - Valerie Knowles
Valerie Knowles is an Ottawa journalist and writer who has published nine non-fiction works. From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne (Dundurn Press, 2004) won the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography for 2004 and the City of Ottawa non-fiction book award for 2005.
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