Acknowledgments-- Illustrations Introduction-- 1 In Defence of Canada and a Way of Life-- 2 On "Race, " "Foreignness, " and the Hyphen-- 3 The Makeup of a Specialist-- 4 Setting Up the Committee on Co-operation in Canadian Citizenship-- 5 The Nationalities Branch in Action,
Part 1: Organization and Activities-- 6 The Nationalities Branch in Action,
Part 2: Two Case Studies-- 7 The Communist Factor-- 8 In Search of "Unity in Diversity"-- Conclusion Timelines-- Appendices: 1 Committee on Cooperation in Canadian Citizenship, 1942-45-- 2 Press Releases Prepared by the Editorial Section of the Nationalities Branch for the Use of the "Foreign-Language"-- Press, 1942-43-- Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
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At the time, Canadian policies regarding ethnic communities were preoccupied with the involvement and loyalty these communities had with their homeland's politics and the fear of infiltration from either the left or right of the political spectrum. Focusing on the creation and operation of under-examined government institutions and committees devised to exercise subtle control of minority groups, Ivana Caccia explores the shaping of Canadian identity, the introduction of government-inspired citizenship education, and the management of ethnic relations. An engaging work that offers an important account of nation building in Canada and the treatment of ethnic minorities in times of heightened international tensions, Managing the Canadian Mosaic in Wartime provides crucial insights into multicultural policy and the possibility of parallels with the preoccupations with security and surveillance in the aftermath of 9/11. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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Introduction: The rivers
1. Aboriginal landscapes
2. Seigneurial landscapes
3. Habitant landscapes
4. Ties of blood and marriage
5. Lines of authority
6. Lines of community
7. An industrial landscape
8. A Picturesque landscape
Conclusion: Three journeys.
French settlers distanced the indigenous people and flora and fauna to create a landscape that by the mid-eighteenth century had become recognizably European. British industrialists and landowners attempted similar appropriations with far less durable results and the area remained a heartland of French-Canadian life, with a sense of cohesive community. This community spirit, rooted in agrarian landscape, was channelled into the developing sense of colonial nationalism of the 1820s and 1830s. Drawing on maps by explorers and surveyors, correspondence documenting the conflict between a backwoods priest and his parishioners, a gentlewoman's sketchbook, and the documents of a bitter court case between a seigneur's wife and a local priest, Coates illuminates the development of the region and the social, cultural, and economic ties and tensions within it, providing insights into the often hidden values of a rural community. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In an innovative survey, Garth Stevenson contrasts Irish and Quebec nationalism, from British conquest to the present-day struggles for unity in Ireland and sovereignty in Quebec. Predominantly Catholic societies subjected to British conquest and partial colonization, Ireland and Quebec rebelled unsuccessfully and entered the modern era with populations divided by language and religion. Ireland failed to achieve home rule within the United Kingdom and chose armed resistance, which led to independence for most of the country at the price of partition. Quebec achieved home rule as a province within the Canadian federation, which led to a century of relative stability followed by the Quiet Revolution and the rise of an independence movement. Almost simultaneously with increased pressure for independence in Quebec, the Irish question erupted again with an armed struggle between supporters and opponents of partition in the six northern counties. "Parallel Paths" offers a provocative analysis of the parallel but contrasting histories of the development of nationalism in Ireland and Quebec. (source: Nielsen Book Data)