By Alexander Freund

ISBN-10: 1442642785

ISBN-13: 9781442642782

Beyond the Nation? explores the lives of German-Canadian immigrants among the eighteenth and 20th centuries — from the Moravian missionaries who got here to Labrador within the 1770s to the German refugees who arrived in Canada after the second one international struggle. the world over well known historians of migration — together with Dirk Hoerder and the past due Christiane Harzig — aspect those German-Canadians' stories of immigration by means of investigating their imagined groups and collective memories.

Beyond the Nation? outlines how German-Canadians invented ethnicity lower than Canadian expectancies, and offers relocating case stories of ways impressive immigrant teams built-in into Canadian society. different themes explored contain literary structures of German-Canadian id, analyses of language use between those immigrants, and elements in their lives that may be interpreted as transcultural and gendered. Transcending the grasp narrative of immigration as kingdom construction, Beyond the Nation? charts a brand new direction for immigration studies.

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