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  1. The Case for Grassroots Archives 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  2. Combatting Racism in the Workplace
    A Course for Workers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    With the ultimate aim of combatting racism within the labour movement, the Cross Cultural Communication Centre, under the auspices of the Humber Collage for Labour Studies, ran a ten-week, 30 hour pilot course entitled 'Work Racism and Labour.'
  3. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 3 - May 1979 - Immigration

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  4. Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2009   Published: 2012
  5. David Roediger's Working Toward Whiteness
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    A disturbing aftermath of the pro-immigrant demonstrations recently held in dozens of cities across the United States, besides the obvious anti-immigrant backlash, has been the increase in Black/Brown tensions. Particularly alarming has been the way in which Latinos are being accused, not only by conservatives but by Progressives as well, of being the latest permutation of a long history of immigrant groups arriving to this country and making it, to quote Toni Morrison, “on the backs of Blacks.”
  6. Double Standard
    The Secret History of Canadian Immigration

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    A focused examination of the right-wing political bias and dishonesty that has charecterized Canada's post-war immigration and refugee policies. Policies were profoundly influenced by the Cold War. The RCMP served as the chief screening instrument, relying heavily on the American-Counter Intelligence Corps which was cooperating closely with the Gehlen group staffed by ex-Nazis. While belonging to a Communist party was grounds for exclusion being an ex-Nazi as early as 1950 was no longer regarded as such. The acceptance of 60,000 "boat" people was applauded by Canadians because they were fleeing Communist opression but the efforts of a few thousand Central Americans were stymied by two repressive refugee bills because they were fleeing the "oppression of our side". Whitacker grants that Canada is a safe haven of peace and freedom but only to those who are ideologically correct.
  7. Exiled in Paradise
    German Refugee Artists and Intellectuals in America From the 1930's to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  8. The Huguenots in America
    A Refugee People in New World Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    The story of Huguenot exiles and their failure to maintain religious and social distinctiveness in the diaspora.
  9. Immigration Is Good, Immigration Is Bad, Migration Is (a Fact)
    A Human Drama in Three Acts and a Few Ideas

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Immigration is bad – that is what the propagandists of populist politics are blazoning, in unison with their primitive media set on singing the same tune. Immigration is good, say the left, the greens and NGOs. I share the human-rights concerns and the socio-economic analysis of the second position, but would like to add a third and more fundamental one: immigration IS happening. Immigration is what is human, because only through migration could humankind spread from its places of origin in Eastern Africa to the entire globe. Only if we remember this can we tackle the phenomenon of migration adequately and develop an immigration policy suitable for human beings.
  10. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  11. Marxists Internet Archive 
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  12. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called “the battle of memory”. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called “the memory hole.” People’s history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
  13. Monographs on the Portuguese
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    A collection of analytical essays on the Portugese immigrant community in Toronto.
  14. Myths of Cultural Dysfunction
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    This is another “blame the victim” book faulting Latino immigrants for not being as prosperous as other ethnic and racial groups, such as the Asians, in the United States. According to the author, the cause is Latino culture, particularly its “counterproductive” values such as living for the moment, valuing and having large families, and, most important of all, resisting and not wanting to learn English.
  15. Seeds of Fire 
    A People's Chronology

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012   Published: 2017
    Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
  16. Seven News
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1970
    Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no longer publishing, but all issues of the paper have been scanned and are available on the Connexions website.
    Ward 7 covered the area of Toronto east of downtown, from Sherbourne Street to Logan Avenue, south of Bloor-Danforth, including Don Vale, Cabbagetown, Regent Park, Riverdale, St. Jamestown.
  17. Working Class Experience 
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983   Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.
  18. The Writings of David Roediger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Roediger criticizes Marxists for too often reducing racial discrimination to conflicts over resources, such as jobs or housing, that are manipulated by a society's upper classes in order to divert attention from the real sources of inequality. Such a focus, he argues, ignores the manner in which race and racial consciousness is integrally tied to class formation and working-class consciousness.

Experts on L'histoire des immigrants in the Sources Directory

  1. Canadian Encyclopedia
  2. Marxists Internet Archive
  3. National Archives of the United States
  4. World Digital Library

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