6 Migration and Ethnicity in the Cold War

How did the context of Cold War anxiety and post-WWII prosperity shape immigration priorities and experiences, and the changing meanings of citizenship in Canada?

Ninette Kelley and Michael Trebelcock, The Making of the Mosaic: A History of Canadian Immigration Policy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), ch. 8, 316-52..

Franca Iacovetta, Gatekeepers: Reshaping Immigrant Lives in Cold War Canada (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2006), Chapter 5 (103-134).

Royden Loewen and Gerald Friesen, Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth-Century Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), ch. 3-4 (37-100).

Julie Gilmour, “The Kind of People Canada Wants: Canada and the Displaced Persons, 1943-1953,” Unpublished Thesis (University of Toronto, 2009).

Laura Madokoro, “‘Slotting’ Chinese Families and Refugees, 1947-1967,” Canadian Historical Review 93:1 (2012): 25-56.

Carmela Patrias and Ruth A. Frager, “‘This Is Our Country, These Are Our Rights’: Minorities and the Origins of Ontario’s Human Rights Campaigns,” Canadian Historical Review 82:1 (2001): 1-35.

Franca Iacovetta, “Freedom Lovers, Sex Deviates and Damaged Women: Iron Curtain Refugee Discourses in Cold War Canada,” in Richard Cavell, ed. Love, Hate and Fear in Canada’s Cold War (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000): 77-107.

Franca Iacovetta, “Recipes for Democracy? Gender, Family, and Making Female Citizens in Cold War Canada,” Canadian Women Studies / Les Cahiers de Femme 20:2 (2000):12–21.

Paul-André Linteau, « L’histoire de l’immigration au Québec depuis 1945. Nouvelles approches, nouveaux enjeux », Migrance 34 (2009): 30-41.

Martin Pâquet, Towards a Québec Ministry of Immigration, 1945-1968 (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1997).


Martin Pâquet, Vers une ministère québécoise de l’immigration, 1945-1968 (Ottawa : Société historique du Canada, 1997).


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