Download e-book for kindle: Building Nations from Diversity: Canadian and American by Garth Stevenson

By Garth Stevenson

ISBN-10: 0773543856

ISBN-13: 9780773543850

ISBN-10: 0773543864

ISBN-13: 9780773543867

development international locations from range explores the query of no matter if the Canadian "mosaic" has differed from the yankee "melting pot" and offers an informative comparability of either international locations' ancient and present-day similarities and differences.

Garth Stevenson examines the origins of Canada and the U.S. and their previous reviews with incorporating chosen immigrant teams, really Irish, chinese language, and Jews. setting up the foundational ways that they put new teams inside of their societies, Stevenson then outlines how the USA and Canadian structures constructed immigration coverage and dealt with distinction, detailing their remedy of "enemy extraterrestrial beings" in the course of either global wars, their event with minority languages, and up to date Islamophobia. He additionally stories the creation of multiculturalism into the lexicon and coverage of the 2 nations and provides a nuanced research of ways its which means is known in a different way on contrary facets of the border.

An obtainable and illuminating paintings, construction international locations from variety highlights the enormous adjustments among the USA and Canada yet finally concludes that they're extra comparable than such a lot notice and are most likely changing into extra alike.

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