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The Resource Creating Kashubia : history, memory, and identity in Canada's first Polish community, Joshua C. Blank, (electronic resource)

Creating Kashubia : history, memory, and identity in Canada's first Polish community, Joshua C. Blank, (electronic resource)

Label
Creating Kashubia : history, memory, and identity in Canada's first Polish community
Title
Creating Kashubia
Title remainder
history, memory, and identity in Canada's first Polish community
Statement of responsibility
Joshua C. Blank
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years, over one million Canadians have claimed Polish heritage - a significant population increase since the first group of Poles came from Prussian-occupied Poland and settled in Wilno, Ontario, west of Ottawa in 1858. For over a century, descendants from this community thought of themselves as Polish, but this began to change in the 1980s due to the work of a descendant priest who emphasized the community's origins in Poland's Kashubia region. What resulted was the reinvention of ethnicity concurrent with a similar movement in northern Poland. Creating Kashubia chronicles more than one hundred and fifty years of history, identity, and memory and challenges the historiography of migration and settlement in the region. For decades, authors from outside Wilno, as well as community insiders, have written histories without using the other's stores of knowledge. Joshua Blank combines primary archival material and oral history with national narratives and a rich secondary literature to reimagine the period. He examines the socio-political and religious forces in Prussia, delves into the world of emigrant recruitment, and analyzes the trans-Atlantic voyage. In doing so, Blank challenges old narratives and traces the refashioning of the community's ethnic identity from Polish to Kashubian. An illuminating study, Creating Kashubia shows how changing identities and the politics of ethnic memory are locally situated yet transnationally influenced."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blank, Joshua C.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history. Series two
  • JSTOR eBooks
Series volume
38
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign workers, Polish
  • Polish people
  • Polish people
Label
Creating Kashubia : history, memory, and identity in Canada's first Polish community, Joshua C. Blank, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1bh49q8
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I Revisiting Historical Memory. 1 The Production of Knowledge and Canada's First Polish Community -- Poverty, Piety, and Political Persecution -- Migration Memories -- Intending Settlers: T.P. French and His Guidebook -- Poor Land and Victorian Science.; Part II Cultural Redefinition. The Origins and Development of the Kashubian Label -- Legacies of Promotion: Cultural Redefinition and the Wilno Heritage Society -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Emigrants from Prussian-Occupied Poland Who Settled on the Opeongo and Surrounding Townships
Control code
ocn930542689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773547209
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930542689
Label
Creating Kashubia : history, memory, and identity in Canada's first Polish community, Joshua C. Blank, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1bh49q8
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I Revisiting Historical Memory. 1 The Production of Knowledge and Canada's First Polish Community -- Poverty, Piety, and Political Persecution -- Migration Memories -- Intending Settlers: T.P. French and His Guidebook -- Poor Land and Victorian Science.; Part II Cultural Redefinition. The Origins and Development of the Kashubian Label -- Legacies of Promotion: Cultural Redefinition and the Wilno Heritage Society -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Emigrants from Prussian-Occupied Poland Who Settled on the Opeongo and Surrounding Townships
Control code
ocn930542689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773547209
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930542689

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