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Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian

Memoirs of an Invisible Immigrant

by Horn, Michiel

Thousands of Western European immigrants streamed into Canada after the Second World War, seeking refuge from the economic devastation of their homelands. Many wanted to assimilate as quickly as possible into the Canadian mainstream. Michiel Horn who lectures history, in this book shares his reflections on the process of social integration. As a Dutch immigrant in 1952, Horn had to make sense of the cultural demands of two worlds. He revisits his personal journey forty years later; several themes that run through the narrative relate to the often uneasy transfer of Dutch values to a Canadian context.

Paperback, 336 pages,

USD 14.95 / CAD 19.95

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