ERIC Number: ED230480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
People of Nova Scotia. Introduction to 30 World Cultures in Nova Scotia with Personal Stories, Poems and Viewpoints. Second Edition.
Maclean, Fran; And Others
Of the approximately 60 ethnic cultures in Nova Scotia, 30 are described in this introduction to the multicultural society of Nova Scotia. The objective of this publication is the development of a greater tolerance and cultural awareness among people of diverse backgrounds, through a greater knowledge of each other. The monograph is alphabetically arranged into 30 chapters, representing 30 ethnic groups with a small pictorial characterization heading each chapter. Each chapter contains a summary statement of the land of origin and the arrival of settlers in Nova Scotia and a discussion of reasons for emigration and difficulties of adjusting to this new country as well as a description of traditions and customs held by each group of newcomers. A collection of personal stories, points of view, and poems and articles, either written by individuals or transcribed from taped interviews, gives this research a human dimension. The included material was read, amended, and approved by persons representing the diversity of ethnic groups in order to avoid misidentification. Appended are a bibliography arranged by ethnic groups, a list of the 60 Nova Scotia ethnic cultures, and census statistics for the ethnic groups for the years of 1871, 1901, 1941, and 1971. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
Note: Also financed by the Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Recreation and Fitness.