The Last Illusion

The Last Illusion

Letters From Dutch Immigrants in the "land of Opportunity"

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Until now, information about Dutch immigration to Canada has been scarce, as much was lost during the German occupation of Holland during World War II. However, Herman Ganzevoort was able to unearth and translate rare letters and articles written by Dutch immigrants during the 1920s, which offer new insight into the struggles the Dutch faced to fit into their new country. The letters opened up the inner dimensions of the immigrants: the reasons for their emigration, their hopes, their fears, and best of all, their experiences in Canada. These images are not reminiscences screened and filtered by the passage of time, but immediate and compelling. The writers shared their feelings and showed an openness that was uncommon in their culture and time. Their words describe the pain caused by separation and loss, and the sense of shared joy and exhilaration when goals were reached.

Until now, information about Dutch immigration to Canada has been scarce, as much was lost during the German occupation of Holland during World War II. However, Herman Ganzevoort was able to unearth and translate rare letters and articles written by Dutch immigrants during the 1920s, which offer new insight into the struggles the Dutch faced to fit into their new country.


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Features letters and articles written by Dutch immigrants during the 1920's, which offer fresh insight into the struggles the Dutch faced attempting to fit into their new country, and open up the inner dimensions of the immigrants: the reasons for their emigration, their hopes, fears, and their experiences in Canada.

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This collection of letters and articles written by Dutch immigrants in Canada during the 1920s offers new insight into their reasons for emigration, their hopes and fears, and their experiences in Canada. Writers share their feelings and show an openness that was uncommon in their culture and times. They describe the pain caused by separation and loss, and the sense of joy and exhilaration when goals were reached. Information on the editor is not given. Canadian card order number: C99-911206-6. Distributed by Raincoast Distribution Services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c1999
ISBN: 9780585192628
0585192626
1552380130
Characteristics: 1 online resource (238 p.) : ill

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