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Inhaltsangabe: Whoever Gives us Bread is a lively people's history from the 1860s to the 1960s, as told by an award-winning historian.
In the early 1860s, Italians began trickling into British Columbia via San Francisco. Fleeing grinding poverty back home, they came north to the isolated valleys and cities of the province to pan for gold, raise cattle, dig coal, fell timber, build railroads, smelt copper and refine lead, or to start small businesses. BC welcomed them grudgingly.
Recounting the stories of individual Italian immigrants, celebrated author Lynne Bowen has crafted a loosely chronological narrative of the Italian settlement of BC. It's a story rife with discrimination and tragedy, with families torn apart when their men left Italy for more promising futures, but always there is a rich sense of community and a sense of pride.
Here we meet Joseph Fontana, who incensed his fellow striking miners when he crossed their picket line near Ladysmith. We meet Sabina Teti, who ran a boarding house in Vancouver's Italian district of Strathcona. We hear stories of the 53 Italians who were rounded up from BC and shipped off to Kananaskis internment camp for fear that they would form a fifth column in support of Mussolini. Through these stories, Bowen also reveals the Canadian immigration, labour, and multiculturalism issues of the time.
Today, the BC Italian community is Canada's oldest by 50 years. Bowen has spent 10 years conducting interviews and combing through newspapers, government records and letters to write this definitive history. Whoever Gives Us Bread will appeal to the large Italian population in BC and across Canada as well as to readers of social history.
Über den Autor: Lynne Bowen is the author of five books of Western Canadian history: Robert Dunsmuir, Those Lake People, Muddling Through, Three Dollar Dreams and Boss Whistle. She has won the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for writing British Columbia history, the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the Canadian Historical Association's Regional Certificate of Merit. Bowen was the Rogers Communications Co-Chair of Creative Non-Fiction Writing at UBC from 1992 to 2006. She lives in Nanaimo, BC.
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd, 2011. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87228558
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2682083877
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2684289214
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & McIntyre. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1553656075I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st. (CAD) No markings, Near Fine in unclipped Very Good dust jacket with 1/4" tear to top of front flap fold. Boards, 372pp, index. B&W photos plates. This is the history of Italian immigrantion to British Columbia and of the enormous conribution made by Ialian Canadians to the progress of the province. (1.8 JM FO 51/1 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 69026
Buchbeschreibung Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2011. Buchzustand: AS NEW. 2011. First printing. First Canadian Edition. Cloth hardcover. Dust jacket now in clear plastic BRODART protector. Original price to endflap. Photos sections. 372pp. Index. AS NEW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2643069
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/ Toronto, 2001. Boards. Buchzustand: Very Good +. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good +. 1st Edition. Bump to head of spine else fine. Jacket has very light edge and shelf wear. 372 pages. Hardcover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 017920
Buchbeschreibung D&M Publishers Incorporated, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. very light edge wear, shelf rubbing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 157904
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st. (CAD) No markings, Fine in unclipped Fine dust jacket. Boards, 372pp, index. B&W photos plates. This is the history of Italian immigrantion to British Columbia and of the enormous conribution made by Ialian Canadians to the progress of the province. (1.8 JM FO 11/3 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 67045
Buchbeschreibung D&M Publishers, Vancouver, BC, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+, Not Price Clipped. Canadian First. Complete number line from 1 to 5; inscribed by Lynne Bowen on the title page:"To __, a class act, Lynne Bowen"; minor wear; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition; well illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004976