1 On Migration History

What is migration history? How does it differ from immigration history? What is ethnicity and how is it constructed?

Christiane Harzig and Dirk Hoerder, with Donna Gabaccia, “Migration in Human History—the Long View,” in What is Migration History? (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2009), 8-52

Yves Frenette, « Migrating, Migration Out, Migrating Within Canada: une approche micro-historique », dans Sarkowsky et al., dir., Migration, Regionalization, Citizenship: Comparing Canada and Europe (Springer, 2015), 15-26.

Kathleen Neils Conzen, David A. Gerber, Ewa Morawska, George E. Pozzetta, and Rudolph J. Vecoli. “The Invention of Ethnicity: A Perspective from the U.S.A,” Journal of American Ethnic History 12, no. 1 (1992): 3-41.

Donna Gabaccia, “‘Is Everywhere Nowhere?’ Nomads, Nations, and the Immigrant Paradigm of American History,” Journal of American History, Vol. 86, No. 3 (December 1999): 1115-3434.

Franca Iacovetta, Les immigrants dans l’historiographie anglo-canadienne (Société historique du Canada, 1997)


Franca Iacovetta, The Writing of English Canadian Immigrant History (Canadian Historical Association, 1997), 1-23.

Sylvie Taschereau, “Beyond the Historiographical Enclave? Studying Migrations and Ethnicity in Québec,” in Stéphan Gervais, Raffaele Iacovino and Mary-Anne Poutanen, Engaging with Diversity: Multidisciplinary Reflections on Plurality from Quebec (Brussels, Peter Lang, 2018), 54-72.


Sylvie Taschereau « L’histoire de l’immigration au Québec : une invitation à fuir les ghettos. » Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française 414 (1988): 575–589.

Roberto Perin, “National Histories and Ethnic History in Canada.Cahiers de Recherche Sociologique 20 (1993): 113-128.

Historical overviews

Reg Whitaker, Canadian Immigration Policy (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1991).


Reg Whitaker, La politique canadienne d’immigration depuis la Confédération (Ottawa, Société historique du Canada, 1991).

Michael Behiels, Quebec and the Question of Immigration: From Ethnocentrism to Ethnic Pluralism, 1900-1985 (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1991).


Michael Behiels, Le Québec et la question de l’immigration: de l’ethnocentrisme au pluralisme ethnique, 1900-1985 (Ottawa : Société historique du Canada, 1991).

Victor Piché, « Un siècle d’immigration au Québec : de la peur à l’ouverture », dans Piché et Le Bourdais, dirs., La démographie québécois. Enjeu du XXIe siècle (Montréal : PUM, 2003), 224-58.

Dominique Daniel, « Une autre nation d’immigrants : La politique d’immigration au Canada au 20e siècle », Vingtième Siècle, Revue d’histoire No. 77 (Jan.-Mar. 2003), 33-46.


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