From Peasants to Labourers: Ukrainian and Belarusan Immigration from the Russian Empire to Canada (Google eBook)

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 283 pages
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Written from the migration systems perspective, From Peasants to Labourers places the migration of Ukrainian and Belarusan peasant-workers within the context of Old- and New-World economic structures and state policies. Through painstaking analysis of thousands of personal migrant files in the archives of the Russian consulates in Canada, Kukushkin fills a void in our knowledge of the geographic origins, spatial trajectories, and ethnic composition of early twentieth-century Canadian immigration from Eastern Europe. From Peasants to Labourers also provides important insights into the nature of ethnic identity formation through an exploration of the meaning of "Russianness" in early twentieth-century Canada.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
1 Economy Society and Migration on Russias Western Frontier
12
2 The Anatomy of Migration
30
3 An Airtight Empire?
55
4 So Close to Being Asiatics
81
5 Frontiersmen and Urban Dwellers
93
6 Sojourners and Soldiers
118
Priests Preachers and Immigrants
138
8 Bolsheviks or Rebels?
163
Conclusion
188
The LikacheffRagosineMathers Collection as a Statistical Source
198
Notes
205
Bibliography
253
Index
275
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Vadim Kukushkin teaches Canadian history at the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College.

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