Managing the Canadian mosaic: Dealing with cultural diversity during the WWII years

Ivana Caccia
The thesis examines the public discourse on race, foreignness, ethnic diversity, inclusion of "new Canadians" in the Canadian national community, and the meaning of "Canadianism" during the WWII years, from 1939 to 1945, and maps the dialectic course of its construction by the Canadian mainstream intellectual and political elite (mostly Anglo-Saxon and Protestant) and the Liberal government in place. The pre-WWII years were marked by noteworthy official disinterest in "Canadianizing" newcomers and by a latent...
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