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Author Tulchinsky, Gerald J. J., 1933-
Title Canada's Jews : a people's journey / Gerald Tulchinsky.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2008]

Author Tulchinsky, Gerald J. J., 1933-
Subject Jews -- Canada -- History.
Antisemitism -- Canada -- History.
Canada -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Canada -- Ethnic relations.
Alt Name Tulchinsky, Gerald J. J., 1933- Taking root.
Tulchinsky, Gerald J. J., 1933- Branching out.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 630 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, facsimile, portraits
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-606) and index.
Summary "The history of the Jewish community in Canada says as much about the development of the nation as it does about the Jewish people. Spurred on by upheavals in Eastern Europe in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, many Jews immigrated to the Dominion of Canada, which was then considered little more than a British satellite state. Over the ensuing decades, as the Canadian Jewish identity was forged, Canada underwent the transformative experience of separating from Britain and distinguishing itself from the United States. In this light, the Canadian Jewish identity was formulated within the parameters of the emerging Canadian national personality." "Canada's Jews is an account of this remarkable story as told by one of the leading authors and historians on the Jewish legacy in Canada. Drawing on his previous work on the subject, Gerald Tulchinsky describes the struggle against antisemitism and the search for a livelihood among the Jewish community. He demonstrates that, far from being a fragment of the Old World, Canadian Jewry grew from a tiny group of transplanted Europeans to a fully articulated, diversified, and dynamic national group that defined itself as Canadian while expressing itself in the varied political and social contexts of the Dominion."--Jacket.
Contents Foundations in the colonial era -- Pedlars and settlers on the urban frontiers -- Victorian Montreal and western settlement -- Travails of urbanization -- 'Corner of pain and anguish' -- Zionism, protest, and reform -- Jewish geography of the 1920s and 1930s -- Clothing and politics -- The politics of marginality -- 'Not complex or sophisticated' : interwar Zionism -- Into battle -- Post-war readjustments -- Jewish ethnicity in multicultural Canada, 1960-1980 -- Complexities and uncertainties.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781442687486 (electronic bk.)
1442687487 (electronic bk.)
9780802090621 (bound)
0802090621 (bound)
9780802093868 (pbk.)
0802093868 (pbk.)
OCLC # 608124772
Additional Format Print version: Tulchinsky, Gerald J.J., 1933- Canada's Jews. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2008275475 (OCoLC)175282730

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