[Rezension zu:] Jonathan Wagner. A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006. 281 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 9780774812153

  • Jonathan Wagner has written a monograph on a migration movement that was in many ways a peripheral one. From a Canadian perspective, Germans accounted for a relatively minor share of immigrants, compared to former residents of the British Isles, of eastern or southern Europe. Seen from Germany, Canada was one of many destinations for migrants who wished to leave the country and were prepared to travel over long distances, but were, for whatever reason, not attracted by the United States, the destination for the overwhelming majority of transcontinental emigrants. Nevertheless, the movement from Germany to Canada was significant in absolute and often symbolic terms. The way Wagner tells it, the story of German-Canadian migration was a tale of parallel experiences: both Germany and Canada experienced federation and increasing international autonomy from the 1860s; both were ruled by domineering conservative figures presiding over de facto liberalization in the 1870s; both participated in the First World War, and both went through traumatic economic crises in the interwar period. ...

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Author:Andreas FahrmeirGND
Parent Title (English):H-net reviews
Place of publication:East Lansing, Mich.
Contributor(s):Jonathan Wagner
Document Type:Review
Year of Completion:2007
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2007/10/17
Page Number:2
First Page:1
Last Page:2
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Source:H-German, H-Net Reviews, April, 2007. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=236061183836230
Institutes:Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften / Geschichtswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Zentrum für Nordamerika-Forschung (ZENAF)
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte / 900 Geschichte und Geografie
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht