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White Canada Forever Popular Attitudes and Public Policy Toward Orientals in British Columbia

by Peter Ward

Part of the NONE Series

White Canada Forever Popular Attitudes and Public Policy Toward Orientals in British Columbia Synopsis

Ward draws upon a rich record of events and opinion in the provincial press, manuscript collections, and successive federal enquiries and royal commissions on Asian immigration. He locates the origins of west coast racism in the frustrated vision of a white British Columbia and an unshakeable belief in the unassimilability of the Asian immigrant. Canadian attitudes were dominated by a series of interlocking, hostile stereotypes derived from western perceptions of Asia and modified by the encounter between whites and Asians on the north Pacific coast. Public pressure on local, provincial, and federal governments led to discriminatory policies in the field of immigration and employment, and culminated in the forced relocation of west coast Japanese residents during World War II.

White Canada Forever Popular Attitudes and Public Policy Toward Orientals in British Columbia Press Reviews

Well written ... carefully traces the rise of racist attitudes and practices in British Columbia ... a notable contribution to Canadian history in particular and our understanding of race relations in general. Pacific Affairs

Book Information

ISBN: 9780773523227
Publication date: 1st December 2001
Author: Peter Ward
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 236 pages
Categories: History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Social discrimination & inequality, Ethnic studies, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Social & cultural history,

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