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Crossing the 49th Parallel : Migration from Canada to the United States, 1900-1930 / Bruno Ramirez.

Author/Creator:
Ramirez, Bruno author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 18 Tables, 3 charts, 3 maps, 20 halftones
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Canadian Americans -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In the hundred years ending in 1930, an estimated 2.8 million Canadians moved south of the 49th Parallel and settled in the United States. The human and technical resources they brought made Canadian immigrants integral to the growth of New England, the Great Lakes region, and the west coast. Crossing the 49th Parallel is the first book to encompass that entire, continent-wide population shift. It brings Canadian migration to the center of both Canadian and U.S. history.Bruno Ramirez researches the contents of previously unused border records to bring to light the wide variety of local contexts and historical circumstances that led Canadian men, women, and children to cross the border and become key actors in the U.S. economy and society. Ramirez goes beyond these statistical data, consulting qualitative sources and case studies to reveal the motives and aspirations of individuals and family groups.The comparative perspective of Crossing the 49th Parallel allows Ramirez to explain the distinctive roles of French- and Anglo-Canadians in the immigrant movement. By shifting the viewpoint from a continental to a transatlantic one, Ramirez also unveils Canada's important role in international migration; it served as a temporary destination for many Europeans who subsequently remigrated to the United States.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
1. Societies in Motion in Nineteenth-Century North America
2. The Rise of the Border
3. Emigration from French Canada to the United States
4. Emigration from English Canada, 1900-1930
5. The Remigration Movement from Canada
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 30. Apr 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781501729584
OCLC:
1100444936
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501729584 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.