Guarding the Gates

Guarding the Gates

The Canadian Labour Movement and Immigration, 1872-1934

Book - 2007
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From the 1870s until the Great Depression, immigration was often thequestion of the hour in Canada. Politicians, the media, and an array ofinterest groups viewed it as essential to nation building, developingthe economy, and shaping Canada's social and cultural character.One of the groups most determined to influence public debate andgovernment policy on the issue was organized labour, and unionists wereoften relentless critics of immigrant recruitment. Guarding theGates is the first detailed study of Canadian labourleaders' approach to immigration, a key battleground in strugglesbetween different political factions within the labour movement. Thisbook provides new insights into labour, immigration, social, andpolitical history.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press : 2007
ISBN: 9780774813648
Branch Call Number: 331.88 G745g
Characteristics: 273p

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