8 Migration and Ethnicity in the First World War

How did race and ethnicity shape the experience of Canadians in the First World War? In what ways did the First World War change migration opportunities?

Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill, “Rejecting “Misfits:” Canada and the Nansen Passport,” International Migration Review 28, no. 2 (1994): 281-306.

John Herd Thompson, Ethnic Minorities during Two World Wars (Canadian Historical Association, 1991).


John Herd Thompson, Les minorités ethniques pendant les guerres mondiales (Société historique du Canada, 1991).

John Price, “Asian Canadians in the First World War,” in Laura Madokoro, Francine McKenzie and David Meren, eds., Dominion of Race: Rethinking Canada’s International History (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017): 54-72.

Sandra Semchuk, The Stories Were Not Told: Canada’s First World War Internment Camps (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2018).


Film: Violent August: The 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto (2009) http://violentaugust.com


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