Community Formation, Transformation and Contribution to Canadian Life

by Arthur Grenke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/10/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781412020763
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781490772035
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781490772028

About the Book

In German Canadians: Community Formation, Transformation and Contribution to Canadian Life, Grenke explores important themes in the German Canadian experience, including immigration, social life, the war experiences, intermarriage, political participation and the German contribution to Canadian life. Focusing on language maintenance and transition, the study explores their effect on the formation and decline of different German Canadian communities as they emerged and dissolved. While the reader may, or may not, agree with some of the conclusions reached, the work should, nevertheless, stimulate reflection and discussion.

About the Author

Arthur Grenke has his PhD in History and Sociology. As historian and archivist with the Multicultural Section, Library and Archives Canada, he spent years working in German Canadian and minority group studies. His publications include God, Greed and Genocide: the Holocaust through the Centuries, which was translated into German under the title VÅ‘lkermord, and can be found at major university libraries such as the Library of the University of Toronto and Harvard University Library. His Genocide from Antiquity to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century and Genocide from the Advent of Communism to the End of the Twentieth Century can each be found in over 1000 university libraries world-wide.