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Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010$
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Tanja Bueltmann, David T. Gleeson, and Don MacRaild

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318191

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317712

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‘The Englishmen here are much disliked’: Hostility towards English Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century Toronto

‘The Englishmen here are much disliked’: Hostility towards English Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century Toronto

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(p.135) Chapter 8 ‘The Englishmen here are much disliked’: Hostility towards English Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century Toronto
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Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010
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Amy J. Lloyd

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317712.009

This chapter investigates factors that contributed to the emergence of hostility against English immigrants in early twentieth–century Canada, particularly in Toronto. It discusses the letters of English immigrants published in Pearson's Weekly and Globe which criticized the manners and customs of the locals in Toronto. It suggests that the hostility may be attributed to the fact the English immigrants overwhelmed local labour markets and competed for jobs with the Canadian–born and older cohorts of immigrants and that they were unwilling to adapt to Canadian culture.

Keywords:   English immigrants, hostility, Toronto, Canada, labour markets, Canadian culture, Canadian–born immigrants

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