Faces in the Crowd: The Jews of Canada
Available: June 2022© 2021
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 368 Pages
Illustrations: 17 b&w illustrations, 3 b&w maps
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
368 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 in, 17 b&w illustrations, 3 b&w maps
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The Jews were the first ethno-cultural minority to arrive in Canada, settling in Quebec in 1759. Their story is analogous to the experiences of subsequent immigrants as they arrived and settled into their new homes.
Faces in the Crowd sheds light on the unique immigrant experience of the Jews in Canada by focusing on three processes: settlement, adaptation, and diversity. Drawing on case studies from the eighteenth century to the present day, Franklin Bialystok introduces the people and personalities who made up the Canadian Jewish experience. An appendix offers profiles of prominent individuals who have contributed to Canadian life since the Second World War, including business owners, rabbis, politicians, academics, writers, musicians, and entertainers.
Exploring the immigrant experience through the lens of the collective, Bialystok adds new research, unique insights, and, best of all, memorable stories to the history of Jewish life in Canada.
Introduction: Who Are the Jews?
Part One: Foundations, 1760–1900
1. Creating a Community: The Jews of Quebec
2. The Jews of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Ontario
Part Two: Building a Community, 1900–1945
3. The Great Migration
4. Yiddish Canada
6. Reformers, Radicals, Rogues
Part Three: The Community Matures, 1945–2000
8. Into the Mainstream
9. Confronting History: 1945–1967
10. Filling the Void: 1967–1985
11. Continuity and Consensus: 1985–2000
12. Faith, Culture, Scholarship, and Politics: 1945–2000
13. The Jewish Diaspora Comes to Bathurst Street
Part Four: Canada’s Jews since 2000
14. The Ascent of Diversity in the New Millennium
Appendix: Faces in the Crowd