Pier 21

A History

; Jan Raska

Between 1928 and 1971, nearly one million immigrants landed in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During those years, it was one of the main ocean immigration facilities in Canada, including when it welcomed home nearly 400,000 Canadians after service overseas during the Second World War. Les mer
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Between 1928 and 1971, nearly one million immigrants landed in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During those years, it was one of the main ocean immigration facilities in Canada, including when it welcomed home nearly 400,000 Canadians after service overseas during the Second World War. In the immediate postwar period, Pier 21 became the busiest ocean port of entry in the country. Today, people across Canada still enjoy connections to Pier 21 through family history and stories of arrival at the site.


Since 1998, researchers at the Pier 21 Interpretive Centre and now the Canadian Museum of Immigration have been conducting interviews, reviewing archival materials, gathering written stories, and acquiring photographs, documents, and other objects reflecting the history of Pier 21. This book builds upon the resulting collection. It presents a history of this important Canadian ocean immigration facility during its years of operation and later emergence as a site of public commemoration.


Published in English.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Land Acknowledgment


List of Illustrations








Introduction


CHAPTER 1 - Immigrating to Canada through Pier 21, 1928-1971


CHAPTER 2 - Pier 2 and the Early Years of Pier 21, 1890-1939


CHAPTER 3 - Pier 21 at War, 1939-1946


CHAPTER 4 - Height of Postwar Immigration at Pier 21, 1946-1955


CHAPTER 5 - Final Years of Pier 21, 1955-1971


Conclusion





Acknowledgments


List of Abbreviations


Notes


Bibliography


Index

Om forfatteren

Steven Schwinghamer is a
historian at the Canadian Museum of Immigration and holds an MA in History from
Saint Mary's University. Since joining the Museum in 2000, he has conducted
over two hundred interviews and has written numerous scholarly and popular
articles about the history of Pier 21.





Jan
Raska is a
historian at the Canadian Museum of Immigration and holds a PhD in History from
the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Czech Refugees in Cold War Canada: 1945-1989.