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Description - Strangers at Our Gates by Valerie Knowles

Immigrants 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 Details

ISBN: 9781550026986
ISBN-10: 1550026984
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: Canada

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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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