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Pier 21


Pier 21

A History
Mercury Series

von: Steven Schwinghamer, Jan Raska

12,99 €

Verlag: University Of Ottawa Press
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 26.08.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9780776631387
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 200

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<p>Between 1928 and 1971, nearly one million immigrants landed in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During those years, it was one of the main ocean immigration facilities in Canada, including when it welcomed home nearly 400,000 Canadians after service overseas during the Second World War. In the immediate postwar period, Pier 21 became the busiest ocean port of entry in the country. Today, people across Canada still enjoy connections to Pier 21 through family history and stories of arrival at the site.</p><p>Since 1998, researchers at the Pier 21 Interpretive Centre and now the Canadian Museum of Immigration have been conducting interviews, reviewing archival materials, gathering written stories, and acquiring photographs, documents, and other objects reflecting the history of Pier 21. This book builds upon the resulting collection. It presents a history of this important Canadian ocean immigration facility during its years of operation and later emergence as a site of public commemoration.</p><p><i>Published in English.</i></p>
Between 1928 and 1971, nearly one million immigrants landed in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This book presents a history of this important Canadian ocean immigration facility during its years of operation and later emergence as a site of public commemoration.
<p>Land Acknowledgment</p><p>List of Illustrations</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Introduction</p><p>CHAPTER 1 - Immigrating to Canada through Pier 21, 1928–1971</p><p>CHAPTER 2 - Pier 2 and the Early Years of Pier 21, 1890–1939</p><p>CHAPTER 3 - Pier 21 at War, 1939–1946</p><p>CHAPTER 4 - Height of Postwar Immigration at Pier 21, 1946–1955</p><p>CHAPTER 5 - Final Years of Pier 21, 1955–1971</p><p>Conclusion</p><p> </p><p>Acknowledgments</p><p>List of Abbreviations</p><p>Notes</p><p>Bibliography</p><p>Index</p>
<p><b>Steven Schwinghamer </b>is a historian at the Canadian Museum of Immigration and holds an MA in History from Saint Mary's University. Since joining the Museum in 2000, he has conducted over two hundred interviews and has written numerous scholarly and popular articles about the history of Pier 21.</p><p> <p><b>Jan Raska</b> is a historian at the Canadian Museum of Immigration and holds a PhD in History from the University of Waterloo. He is the author of <i>Czech Refugees in Cold War Canada: 1945-1989.</i></p><p>
Halifax’s
Pier 21 is a place of beginnings. Between 1928 and 1971, almost one million
immigrants entered Canada at the site. This includes those who arrived when
immigration was restricted during the Great Depression, those who arrived as
refugees or displaced persons after the Second World War, and those who arrived
in the later years of relative economic prosperity in Canada. These people
began new chapters in their lives at Pier 21. As a key ocean transportation hub
with good connections inland by rail, Pier 21 also served as a place of
departure and return for the vast majority of Canadians serving overseas during
the Second World War.

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