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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. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1553656075I3N00
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 2729697096
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1553656075I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2753241575
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, 2011. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95447327
Buchbeschreibung Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & nice copy, light edgewear. Jacket is bright & clean, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 913620n
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 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 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