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A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939 by Jonathan Wagner

By Jonathan Wagner

Human migration figures prominently in sleek global heritage, and has performed a pivotal function in shaping the Canadian nationwide kingdom. but whereas a lot has been written approximately Canada's multicultural background, little consciousness has been paid to German migrants even supposing they compose Canada's 3rd biggest ecu ethnic minority. A background of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939 addresses that hole within the list. Jonathan Wagner considers why Germans left their domestic kingdom, why they selected to settle in Canada, who assisted their passage, and the way they crossed the sea to their new domestic, in addition to how the Canadian executive perceived and solicited them as immigrants. He examines the German context as heavily as advancements in Canada, delivering a brand new, extra whole method of German-Canadian immigration. This e-book will entice scholars of German Canadiana, in addition to to these drawn to Canadian ethnic background, and ecu and glossy foreign migration.

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56 Friedrich Armand Strubberg (1806-89) lived a number of years in Texas before starting his literary career in 1858. His first work, Amerikanische Jagd und Reisenabenteuer aus meinemLeben in den Westlichen Indianergebieten (American Hunting and Travel Adventures in the Western Indian Territories) described what the title promised - Indians and the frontier. In the twenty years thereafter Strubberg published more than fifty novels dealing with the moving American frontier. Finally, Balduin Mollhausen (1825-1905) also authored over 150 volumes of travel books and novels describing America and concentrated on the frontier.

For the Faust types who were torn between the spiritual and material, Canada could be doubly fascinating. In nearly every romantic description of Canada that appeared in Germany from the period before the Hudson's Bay lands were added to the dominion, the country appeared as a huge, sparsely settled land dominated by primeval forests (Urwald). Europeans were present, but their settlements had barely scratched the surface of the vast uncharted land. At this time, the broader concept of Canada included not only Upper and Lower Canada (later Ontario and Quebec) but also the eastern provinces New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.

Since we possess neither extensive nor large-scale industry ... "68 Between 1850 and 1870, Canadian agriculture produced grains, meat and dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. Virtually every report sent back to Germany by consuls or other observers described the Canadian agricultural scene as flourishing. These reports showed steady increases in the amount of land under cultivation and the volume of agricultural products produced. Importantly, farmers working their own land produced the agricultural products so necessary for the country's existence.

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