15 Gender, Family, and Migration

In what ways have gender and family structured migrations and settlement in the past? How has this changed over time?

Laurie Bertram, “Fashioning Conflicts: Gender, Power, and Icelandic Immigrant Hair and Clothing in North America, 1874–1933”, and Ashleigh Androsoff, “A Larger Frame: ‘Redressing’ the Image of Doukhobor-Canadian Women in the Twentieth Century” in Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta, Sisters or Strangers: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2nd Edition, 2017).

Robert Harney, “Men without Women: Italian Migrants in Canada, 1885-1930,” in Franca Iacovetta et al, eds., A Nation of Immigrants: Women, Workers, and Communities in Canadian History, 1840s-1960s (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998), 206-30.

Moira Martin, “‘A future not of riches but of comfort’: The emigration of pauper children from Bristol to Canada, 1870-1915,” Immigrants & Minorities, 19:1 (2000), 25-52.

Yukari Takai, « Expérience de travail et sexe comme critères migratoires : le cas des immigrantes canadiennes-françaises à Lowell (Massachusetts) au début du XXe siècle ». Francophonies d’Amérique no 11 (2001) : 183–193.

Yolande Cohen and Linda Guerry, “Discours et pratiques transnationales. La YWCA et l’immigration au Canada (1918–1939).” The Canadian Historical Review 94, no. 3 (2013): 380-404.

Yukari Takai, “‘These Japanese Continuously Violated the Alien-Contract Labour Laws’: The Gendered Paths of Labourers, Farmers, and Housewives from Japan Traversing the Canada-U.S. Border in the Early Twentieth Century,” Histoire sociale/Social History 80 (November 2007): 297–322.

Karen Dubinsky. “Babies Without Borders: Rescue, Kidnap, and the Symbolic Child.” Journal of Women’s History 19, no. 1 (2007): 142-150.

Franca Iacovetta, “Chapter 4: From Contadina to Woman Worker,” Such Hardworking People. Italian Immigrants in Postwar Toronto (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992), 77-102.

Wenona Giles, Portuguese Women in Toronto. Gender, Immigration and Nationalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002).

Lisa Chilton, “Sex Scandals and Papist Plots: The Mid-Nineteenth-Century World of an Irish Nurse in Quebec,” Journal of Women’s History. 27:3 (Autumn 2015): 109-31.


Digital history: “Chinese Canadian Women, 1923-1967.” Multicultural History Society of Ontario.


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