The History of the Pioneer German Language Press of Ontario, 1835-1918

By Herbert Karl Kalbfleisch

© 1968

This is the story of the rise and eventual disappearance of approximately thirty German weekly newspapers during a period of slightly more than eighty years. It describes the successes and difficulties encountered in maintaining a newspaper press directed at a minority group which was being slowly absorbed into the English-dominated pattern of Ontario. The First World War brought the German newspaper press to an abrupt end by government decree and although this prohibition lifted later, the German press in Ontario never completely recovered. It has remained, however, a fascinating tale out of Ontario's early history.
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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 134 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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This is the story of the rise and eventual disappearance of approximately thirty German weekly newspapers during a period of about eighty years. It describes the successes and difficulties of maintaining a newspaper press directed at a minority group which was being slowly absorbed into the English-dominated pattern of Ontario.

The History of the Pioneer German Language Press of Ontario, 1835-1918

By Herbert Karl Kalbfleisch

© 1968

This is the story of the rise and eventual disappearance of approximately thirty German weekly newspapers during a period of slightly more than eighty years. It describes the successes and difficulties encountered in maintaining a newspaper press directed at a minority group which was being slowly absorbed into the English-dominated pattern of Ontario. The First World War brought the German newspaper press to an abrupt end by government decree and although this prohibition lifted later, the German press in Ontario never completely recovered. It has remained, however, a fascinating tale out of Ontario's early history.
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Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 134 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Herbert Karl Kalbfleisch (1902-1988) taught for most of his working life in the Department of German, University of Western Ontario, where he served as Department Head from 1950-1967. At the same time, he was also active in the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, which he served as president or vice-president at different times during the 1970s.