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Jewish Roots Canadian Soil by Rebecca Margolis

Title Jewish Roots Canadian Soil
Author Rebecca Margolis
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2011-02-28
Category History
Total Pages 293
ISBN 9780773538122
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looking at Montreal's Jewish community during the first half of the twentieth century, Margolis explores the lives and works of activists, writers, scholars, performers, and organizations that fuelled a still-thriving community. She also considers the foundations and development of Yiddish cultural life in Montreal in its interaction with broader issues of diasporic Jewish culture. An illuminating look at the ways in which Yiddish culture was maintained in North America, Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil is the story of how a minority culture was transplanted and transformed.

Imposing Their Will by Jack Lipinsky

Title Imposing Their Will
Author Jack Lipinsky
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2011-06-15
Category History
Total Pages 353
ISBN 9780773538450
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The beginnings of one of the most organized ethnic communities in North America.

Social Discredit by Janine Stingel

Title Social Discredit
Author Janine Stingel
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2000-02-24
Category Political Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780773568198
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By examining Social Credit's anti-Semitic propaganda and the reaction of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Stingel details their mutual antagonism and explores why Congress was unable to stop Social Credit's blatant defamation. She argues that Congress's ineffective response was part of a broader problem in which passivity and a belief in "quiet diplomacy" undermined many of its efforts to combat intolerance. Stingel shows that both Social Credit and Congress changed considerably in the post-war period, as Social Credit abandoned its anti-Semitic trappings and Congress gradually adopted an assertive and pugnacious public relations philosophy that made it a champion of human rights in Canada. Social Discredit offers a fresh perspective on both the Social Credit movement and the Canadian Jewish Congress, substantively revising Social Credit historiography and providing a valuable addition to Canadian Jewish studies.

Jewish Roots In Southern Soil by Marcie Cohen Ferris

Title Jewish Roots in Southern Soil
Author Marcie Cohen Ferris
Publisher UPNE
Release Date 2006
Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1584655895
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A lively look at southern Jewish history and culture.

Growing Up Canadian by Peter Beyer

Title Growing Up Canadian
Author Peter Beyer
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2013-06-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780773588745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A significant number of Canadian-raised children from post-1970s immigrant families have reached adulthood over the past decade. As a result, the demographics of religious affiliation are changing across Canada. Growing Up Canadian is the first comparative study of religion among young adults of Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist immigrant families. Contributors consider how relating to religion varies significantly depending on which faith is in question, how men and women have different views on the role of religion in their lives, and how the possibilities of being religiously different are greater in larger urban centres than in surrounding rural communities. Interviews with over two hundred individuals, aged 18 to 26, reveal that few are drawn to militant, politicized religious extremes, how almost all second generation young adults take personal responsibility for their religion, and want to understand the reasons for their beliefs and practices. The first major study of religion among this generation in Canada, Growing Up Canadian is an important contribution to understanding religious diversity and multiculturalism in the twenty-first century. Contributors include Peter Beyer, Kathryn Carrière, Wendy Martin, and Lori Beaman (University of Ottawa), Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University), Nancy Nason-Clark and Cathy Holtmann (University of New Brunswick), Shandip Saha (Athabasca University), John H. Simpson (University of Toronto), and Marie-Paule Martel-Reny (Concordia University)

Title Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes
Author Barry L. Stiefel
Publisher Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release Date 2016-12-08
Category Social Science
Total Pages 239
ISBN 9781771122337
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes is an interdisciplinary collaboration of Canadian and American Jewish studies scholars who compare and contrast the experience of Jews along the chronological spectrum (ca. 1763 to the present) in their respective countries. Of particular interest to them is determining the factors that shaped the Jewish communities on either side of our common border, and why they differed. This collection equips Canadian and American Jewish historians to broaden their examination and ask new questions, as well as answer old questions based on fresh comparative data.

No Better Home by David Koffman

Title No Better Home
Author David Koffman
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2020-11-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9781487531119
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book begins with an audacious question: Has there ever been a better home for Jews than Canada? By certain measures, Canada might be the most socially welcoming, economically secure, and religiously tolerant country for Jews in the diaspora, past or present. No Better Home? takes this question seriously, while also exploring the many contested meanings of the idea of "home." Contributors to the volume include leading scholars of Canadian Jewish life as well as eminent Jewish scholars writing about Canada for the first time. The essays compare Canadian Jewish life with the quality of life experienced by Jews in other countries, examine Jewish and non-Jewish interactions in Canada, analyse specific historical moments and literary texts, reflect deeply personal histories, and widen the conversation about the quality and timbre of the Canadian Jewish experience. No Better Home? foregrounds Canadian Jewish life and ponders all that the Canadian experience has to teach about Jewish modernity.

Kingdom Of The Mind by Peter E. Rider

Title Kingdom of the Mind
Author Peter E. Rider
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2006-04-05
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780773584143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In A Kingdom of the Mind ethnographers, material culture specialists, and contributors from a wide variety of disciplines explore the impact of the Scots on Canadian life, showing how the Scots' image of their homeland and themselves played an important role in the emerging definition of what it meant to be Canadian.

Title Managing the Canadian Mosaic in Wartime
Author Ivana Caccia
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2010-02-01
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780773590946
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Between Raid And Rebellion by William Jenkins

Title Between Raid and Rebellion
Author William Jenkins
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2017-06-09
Category History
Total Pages 532
ISBN 9780773550469
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A comparative study of Irish communities in a Canadian and an American city.

Best Left As Indians by Kenneth Coates

Title Best Left as Indians
Author Kenneth Coates
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 1993
Category History
Total Pages 356
ISBN 0773511008
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Barely a hundred and fifty years have passed since the first white people arrived at the upper Yukon River basin. During this time many non-Natives have come and gone and some have stayed. Ken Coates examines the interaction between Native people and whit

The People Of Glengarry by Marianne McLean

Title The People of Glengarry
Author Marianne McLean
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 1993
Category History
Total Pages 312
ISBN 0773511563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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McLean works in the manuscript division of the National Archives of Canada, and draws extensively on unpublished sources to present a new interpretation of Scottish migration to Canada. Showing how the traditional clan society in western Inverness was disrupted by capitalism, she documents the emigration of nine coherent groups and their attempts to recreate Highland culture in Glengarry County in Ontario. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Between Raid And Rebellion by William Jenkins

Title Between Raid and Rebellion
Author William Jenkins
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2013-02-01
Category History
Total Pages 440
ISBN 9780773589032
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner: Joseph Brant Award (2014), Ontario Historical Society Winner: Clio Prize (Ontario) (2014), Canadian Historical Association Winner: The James S. Donnelly Sr. Prize (2014), American Conference for Irish Studies Winner: Geographical Society of Ireland Book of the Year Award (2013-2015) In Between Raid and Rebellion, William Jenkins compares the lives and allegiances of Irish immigrants and their descendants in one American and one Canadian city between the era of the Fenian raids and the 1916 Easter Rising. Highlighting the significance of immigrants from Ulster to Toronto and from Munster to Buffalo, he distinguishes what it meant to be Irish in a loyal dominion within Britain’s empire and in a republic whose self-confidence knew no bounds. Jenkins pays close attention to the transformations that occurred within the Irish communities in these cities during this fifty-year period, from residential patterns to social mobility and political attitudes. Exploring their experiences in workplaces, homes, churches, and meeting halls, he argues that while various social, cultural, and political networks were crucial to the realization of Irish mobility and respectability in North America by the early twentieth century, place-related circumstances were linked to wider national loyalties and diasporic concerns. With the question of Irish Home Rule animating debates throughout the period, Toronto’s unionist sympathizers presented a marked contrast to Buffalo’s nationalist agitators. Although the Irish had acclimated to life in their new world cities, their sense of feeling Irish had not faded to the degree so often assumed. A groundbreaking comparative analysis, Between Raid and Rebellion draws upon perspectives from history and geography to enhance our understanding of the Irish experiences in these centres and the process by which immigrants settle into new urban environments.

Our Father Abraham by Marvin R. Wilson

Title Our Father Abraham
Author Marvin R. Wilson
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 1989
Category Religion
Total Pages 374
ISBN 0802804233
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume delineates the link between Judaism and Christanity, between Old and the New Testaments, and calls Christians to reexamine their Hebrew roots so as to effect a more authentically biblical lifestyle.

Like Our Mountains by Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill

Title Like Our Mountains
Author Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill
Publisher Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 625
ISBN 0773526633
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Armenian Genocide that killed 1.5 million people almost one hundred years ago is only now becoming part of public consciousness. Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill's elegant narrative is the first comprehensive account of the experience of the more than seventy-five thousand Armenians who have found refuge in Canada from the late nineteenth century to the devastating earthquake in 1988.Like Our Mountains relates the history of the Canadian Armenian community from its founding, settlements, and economic adjustments, to its social, religious, political, and cultural life, transformations over generations, and relationship with other communities in Canadian society. Like Our Mountains examines the cities settled by Armenian immigrants - Brantford before 1914, St Catharines after World War I, Hamilton after World War II, and Toronto and Montreal from the 1960s to 1988. Kaprielian-Churchill has carried out exhaustive research in English, Armenian, and French sources, including archives, oral histories, diaries and memoirs, letters, and material culture. Especially moving are the interviews with survivors of the genocide that provide the book with an emotional intensity rare for a work of historical scholarship. Written in prose that will appeal to scholars and general readers, Kaprielian-Churchill combines the skills of a historian with the imagination of a novelist in a compelling history of Canada's dynamic Armenian community.

Title From Antiquity to the Postmodern World
Author Daniel Maoz
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Pub
Release Date 2011
Category Social Science
Total Pages 302
ISBN UCLA:L0104286356
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Characteristic histories and literatures of the Jewish people are brought together in this volume and arranged in the form of a cultural mosaic, a distinctly Canadian approach to life. The articles and scholarly contributions contained herein investigate Jewish life and thought, not merely in the Canadian and contemporary context but also in other geographical localities and historical epochs that were formative in the shaping of Jewish history. The wealth of knowledge represented within these pages engages traditional ancient Jewish sources (Talmud and Tanakh, Mishnah and Midrash); topics in Jewish mysticism (Lurianic Kabbala, popularization of kabbalistic literature, the Tosher Rebbe); historical and contemporary themes that address aspects and environ of everyday life (kitchen, classroom, theologians desk, synagogue, Holocaust survival, womens and peace studies). Jewish life and identity, better described than defined, come alive in the reading of this book. Both general readers and specialists will find value in this collection of studies. For the former, it offers a glimpse into the complicated network of themes and perspectives in which contemporary Jews engage. Rich bibliographies of cogent resources avail themselves to the latter. They will nevertheless commonly conclude that, however diverse the terrain, Jewish Studies in Canadawith research ongoing and range ever-expandingoffers vibrant and real response to key questions raised in past generations: Who is a Jew? and What is Judaism?

Vikings To U Boats by Gerhard Bassler

Title Vikings to U Boats
Author Gerhard Bassler
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2014-06-22
Category History
Total Pages 389
ISBN 9780773577091
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first German arrived in Newfoundland with Leif Eirikson's Viking expedition. By 1914 St. John's was home to a vibrant German community while a Moravian enclave thrived in Labrador. Contemporary Newfoundland, however, remembers its German heritage largely in terms of U-Boat captains and local spies. Gerhard Bassler reveals what was lost when almost all earlier memories of Germans in Newfoundland and Labrador vanished.

Title How Silent Were the Churches
Author Alan Davies
Publisher Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release Date 2010-10-30
Category History
Total Pages 195
ISBN 9781554586660
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the 1997 Jewish Book Committee award for scholarship on a Canadian Jewish subject. Ever since Abella and Troper (None Is too Many, 1982) exposed the anti-Semitism behind Canada’s refusal to allow Jewish escapees from the Third Reich to immigrate, the Canadian churches have been under a shadow. Were the churches silent or largely silent, as alleged, or did they speak? In How Silent Were the Churches? a Jew and a Christian examine the Protestant record. Old letters, sermons and other church documents yield a profile of contemporary Protestant attitudes. Countless questions are raised — How much anti-Semitism lurked in Canadian Protestantism? How much pro-German feeling? How accurately did the churches of Canada read the signs of the times? Or did they bury their heads in the sand? Davies and Nefsky discover some surprising answers. The theologies and the historical and ethnic configurations of Protestant Canada, encompassing religious communities from the United Church to the Quakers, are brought into relief against the background of the Great Depression, the rise of fascism in Europe and the resurgence of nativism in Canadian society. The authors conclude their study with an evaluation of the limits to Protestant influence in Canada and the dilemmas faced by religious communities and persons of conscience when confronted by the realities of power.

Leaving Iran by Farideh Goldin

Title Leaving Iran
Author Farideh Goldin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-12-31
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781771991377
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1975, at the age of twenty-three, Farideh Goldin left Iran in search of her imagined America. She sought an escape from the suffocation she felt under the cultural rules of her country and the future her family had envisioned for her. While she settled uneasily into American life, the political unrest in Iran intensified and in February of 1979, Farideh’s family was forced to flee Iran on the last El-Al flights to Tel Aviv. They arrived in Israel as refugees, having left everything behind including the only home Farideh’s father had ever known. Baba, as Farideh called her father, was a well-respected son of the chief rabbi and dayan of the Jews of Shiraz. During his last visit to the United States in 2006, he handed Farideh his memoir that chronicled the years of his life after exile: the confiscation of his passport while he attempted to return to Iran for his belongings, the resulting years of loneliness as he struggled against a hostile bureaucracy to return to his wife and family in Israel, and the eventual loss of the poultry farm that had supported his family. Farideh translated her father’s memoir along with other documents she found in a briefcase after his death. Leaving Iran knits together her father’s story of dislocation and loss with her own experience as an Iranian Jew in a newly adopted home. As an intimate portrait of displacement and the construction of identity, as a story of family loyalty and cultural memory, Leaving Iran is an important addition to a growing body of Iranian–American narratives.

Montreal S Irish Mafia by D'Arcy O'Connor

Title Montreal s Irish Mafia
Author D'Arcy O'Connor
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-03-21
Category True Crime
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780470676158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Their names resonate with organized crime in Montreal: the Matticks, MacAllisters, Johnstons and Griffins, and Peter Dunie Ryan. They are the Irish equivalent of the infamous Rizzuto and Cotroni families, and the "Mom" Bouchers and Walter Stadnicks of the Hells Angels. Award-winning producer, journalist and author D’Arcy O’Connor narrates the genesis and rise to power of one of Montreal’s most powerful, violent and colorful criminal organizations. It is the West End Gang, whose members controlled the docks and fought the Hells Angels and Mafia for their share of the city’s prostitution, gambling, loan sharking and drug dealing. At times, they did not disdain forging alliances with rival gangs when huge profits were at stake, or when a killing needed to be carried out. The West End Gang—the Irish Mafia of Montreal—is a legendary beast. They sprang out of the impoverished southwest of the city, some looking for ways to earn enough just to survive, some wanting more than a job in an abattoir or on a construction site. In that sense, they were no different from other immigrants from Italy and other European countries. A shortcut to wealth was their common goal. And Montreal, with its burgeoning post-WWII population, was ripe for the picking. The Irish Mob made headlines with a spectacular Brinks robbery in 1976, using the money to broker a major heroin and cocaine trafficking ring. It took over the Port of Montreal, controlling the flow of drugs into the city, drugs which the Mafia funnelled to New York. The West End Gang had connections to the cocaine cartel in Colombia; hashish brokers in Morocco and France; and marijuana growers in Mexico. The gang imported drugs on an enormous scale. One bust that took place off the coast of Angola in 2006 involved 22.5 tonnes of hashish, destined for Montreal. The West End Gang is a ripping tale that unveils yet another chapter in Montreal’s colorful criminal underworld.