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The Resource Czech refugees in Cold War Canada, Jan Raska

Czech refugees in Cold War Canada, Jan Raska

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Czech refugees in Cold War Canada
Title
Czech refugees in Cold War Canada
Statement of responsibility
Jan Raska
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the Cold War, more than 36,000 individuals entering Canada claimed Czechoslovakia as their country of citizenship. A defining characteristic of this migration of predominantly political refugees was the prevalence of anti-communist and democratic values. Diplomats, industrialists, politicians, professionals, workers, and students fled to the West in search of freedom, security, and economic opportunity. Jan Raska’s Czech Refugees in Cold War Canada explores how these newcomers joined or formed ethnocultural organizations to help in their attempts to affect developments in Czechoslovakia and Canadian foreign policy towards their homeland. Canadian authorities further legitimized the Czech refugees’ anti-communist agenda and increased their influence in Czechoslovak institutions. In turn, these organizations supported Canada’s Cold War agenda of securing the state from communist infiltration. Ultimately, an adherence to anti-communism, the promotion of Canadian citizenship, and the cultivation of a Czechoslovak ethnocultural heritage accelerated Czech refugees’ socioeconomic and political integration in Cold War Canada. By analyzing oral histories, government files, ethnic newspapers, and community archival records, Raska reveals how Czech refugees secured admission as desirable immigrants and navigated existing social, cultural, and political norms in Cold War Canada. --
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Raska, Jan
Dewey number
943.704-D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in immigration and culture,
Series volume
15
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  • Czechs
  • Czechoslovaks
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
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Czech refugees in Cold War Canada, Jan Raska
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035510185
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780887558276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035510185
Label
Czech refugees in Cold War Canada, Jan Raska
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035510185
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780887558276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035510185

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