Table of contents


1. Introduction: Ideas, Interests, Institutions, and Issues Shaping Canadian Immigration Policy
2. From Wilderness to Nationhood, 1497-1867: 'The Land God Gave to Cain'
3. Immigration and the Consolidation of the Dominion, 1867-1896: Fulfilling the Destiny
4. Industrialization, Immigration, and the Foundation of Twentieth-Century Immigration Policy, 1896-1914
5. The War and the Recovery, 1914-1929: The Dominance of Economic Interests
6. The Depression Years, 1930-1937: Exclusion and Expulsion
7. The Recovery and the Second World War, 1938-1945: Closure and Internment
8. The Postwar Boom, 1946-1962: Reopening the Door Selectively
9. Immigration Policy, 1963-1976: Democracy and Due Process
10. Regulating the Refugee Influx, 1977-1994: The Fraying of the Consensus
11. Retrenchment, 1995-2008: A Return to Executive Discretion
12. Conclusion: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions

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Immigration policy is a subject of intense political and public debate. In this second edition of the widely recognized and authoritative work The Making of the Mosaic, Ninette Kelley and Michael Trebilcock have thoroughly revised and updated their examination of the ideas, interests, institutions, and rhetoric that have shaped Canada's immigration history. Beginning their study in the pre-Confederation period, the authors interpret major episodes in the evolution of Canadian immigration policy, including the massive deportations of the First World War and Depression eras as well as the Japanese-Canadian internship camps during World War Two. New chapters provide perspective on immigration in a post-9/11 world, where security concerns and a demand for temporary foreign workers play a defining role in immigration policy reform. A comprehensive and important work, The Making of the Mosaic clarifies the attitudes underlying each phase and juncture of immigration history, providing vital perspective on the central issues of immigration policy that continue to confront us today.


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