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Author Name:    MITIC, Trudy Duivenvoorden LeBlanc, J.P.

Title:   Pier 21 : The Gateway that Changed Canada. First Edition

Publisher:    Lancelot, 1988, ISBN:0889994064 

Seller ID:   22504

MITIC, Trudy Duivenvoorden and J.P. LeBLANC. Pier 21 : The Gateway that Changed Canada. Hantsport : Lancelot Press, 1988. First Printing. Pp (3),4-192. Illustrated throughout. 8vo, card covers. "Pier 21 in Halifax served for years as the front door to Canada, the entryway through which more than a million immigrants passed. This book captures the hope and trepidation of these strangers in a new land. The radical transition they experienced produced a rich group of stories ranging from humour to crime. "Beginning with the first wave of European settlers and the early problems of quarantine, progressing through the Depression and the Wars, the reader relives the bustleof staff, translators, volunteers, soldiers, children, war brides, refugee s and immigrants. "Pier 21 - The Gateway that Changed Canada is a moving account of the human drama that unfolded at this historic site." - from rear cover. Chapters: 1. Pier 21: The Beginning; 2. Under the Yellow Flag - Quarantine; 3. The Great Depression; 4. The War Years; 5. War Brides and Refugees; 6. People and the Pier; 7. The Tide of Immigrants; 8. The Ending of an Era; 9. Epilogue. Appendix A. A Brief History of the Evolution of Canada's Immigration Policy; Appendix B. Immigration through Halifax prior to 1928. Vg. 10.00


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