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Such Hardworking People: Italian Immigrants in Postwar Toronto
Iacovetta examines the changes many had to face during the transition from peasant worker in an under-developed, rural economy to wage-earner in an urban, industrial society. Their experiences in Canada, she reveals, were shaped by class, gender, and ethnicity as well as familial responsibilities, government policies, and racism. In addition to conducting numerous ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 21st 1993 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published March 24th 1992)
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Postwar Italian immigrants to Canada after 1945 faced special difficulties, including their very recent status as enemy combatants. Mostly from southern Italy, despite attempts to rig the emigration standards against them, these ambitious, hard working and family networked people came over as part of Canada's participation in the Marshall Plan, under Cold War fears that Italy had to shed people or go Red and a need for workers for the industrial and construction trades. The resulting influx of ...more