ERIC Number: ED169157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Italians in Canada. Occasional Papers on Ethnic and Immigration Studies, No. 78-1.
Harney, Robert F.
Examined in this paper is the relationship between the early reconnaissance and arrival of individual Italians and the great flow of migration into Canada by the Italians at the turn of the century. Taken into consideration are the Italian origins of some early Canadian heroes and the degree of their "Italianita." Differences between these individuals and the less notable Italian settlers and soldiers who set many of the patterns that were important in the later mass migration are pointed out. Lapses in the immigration of Italians to Canada are described from a historical perspective. Occupations and trades characteristic of the Italian immigrants and their influences on Canadian enterprise and society are discussed. Problems of stereotyping and discriminatory attitudes experienced by the immigrants are also discussed from both sociological and historical viewpoints. In addition, references are made to the on again/off again relationship that existed between the Canadian government and the immigrants at different points in history. Considerable attention is given to the ways the "new immigrants" were at the heart of the organization and full industrialization of Canada. (EB)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Essays, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnography, Government Role, Historiography, History, Immigrants, Social Bias
Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 43 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Multicultural History Society, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Italians