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On the Move: French-Canadian and Italian Migrants in the North

From the middle of the nineteenth century to the eve of the Great War, rural Quebec and southern Italy became leading suppliers of population and labour for North American industry. By combining a narrative and analytical approach, Professor Bruno Ramirez penetrates the local microcosms of several Quebec and Italian regions and identifies those factors that sent some villagers away and brought some migrants back again. On the Move sheds new light on the process of working-class formation and on the unusual place held by Quebec in the circuits of North American migration.

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