Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Migration and Empire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 26 July 2021

Crossing the Atlantic: Migrants and Settlers in Canada

Crossing the Atlantic: Migrants and Settlers in Canada

(p.11) 2 Crossing the Atlantic: Migrants and Settlers in Canada
Migration and Empire

Marjory Harper

Stephen Constantine

Oxford University Press

Historic data on the Canadian population reveal the contribution made to its increase by immigration and especially by migrants of English, Irish, Scottish and (to a lesser extent) Welsh origin. Their motives, numbers, destinations, occupations and experiences between c.1815 and the 1960s are analysed. Philanthropists, land speculators and governments were involved in promoting settlement schemes, and their intentions are evaluated. Controversies generated by aided immigration and by the disappointed hopes of immigrants are explained, and Canadian objections to immigrants from inside as well as from outside the UK, including some on racial grounds from within the empire (as from India), are examined. The chapter concludes by scrutinizing the transfer and adaptation in Canada of immigrant identities, and the contribution of immigration to Canadian economic and political development.

Keywords:   Canada, English, First Nations, identities, Irish, land speculators, philanthropy, Scottish, Welsh

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .