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Pier 21 - The Gateway that Changed Canada Pier 21 - The Gateway that Changed Canada

by Duivenvoorde Mitic, Trudy & LeBlanc, J.P.

Pier 21 in Halifax served for years as the front door to Canada, the entryway through which more than a million immigrants, including tens of thousands of Dutch newcomers passed. This book captures the hope and trepidation of these strangers in a new land. The radical transition they experienced produced a rich group of stories ranging from humour to crime. Beginning with the first wave of European settlers and the early problems of quarantine, progressing though the Depression and the War, the reader relives the bustle of staff, translators, volunteers, soldiers, children, war brides, refugees and immigrants. Pier 21 - The Gateway that Changed Canada is a moving account of the human drama that unfolded at this historic site. New edition updated to 2011.

Paperback, 192 pages, Illustrated, references.

USD 13.95 / CAD 17.95

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