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by Michiel Horn

Download Becoming Canadian: Memoirs of an Invisible Immigrant ePub
  • ISBN 0802078400
  • ISBN13 978-0802078407
  • Language English
  • Author Michiel Horn
  • Publisher University of Toronto Press; 1 edition (March 5, 1997)
  • Pages 288
  • Formats mbr rtf lit mobi
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1911 kb
  • Size Fb2 1450 kb
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Thousands of Western European immigrants streamed into Canada after the Second World War, seeking refuge from the economic devastation of their homelands. Many sought to assimilate as quickly as possible into the Canadian mainstream. Michiel Horn, in Becoming Canadian: Memoirs of an Invisible Immigrant, shares his reflections on the process of social integration. As a Dutch immigrant to British Columbia in 1952, Horn had to make sense of the cultural demands of two worlds. Over forty years later, a professor of Canadian history, he recounts his own personal history, relating it to broader issues. 'I have tried.' he writes, 'to describe the process of assimilation as I experienced it, and to make sense of the ambivalence immigrants feel towards their adopted country and their country of origin, the sense that they belong to both yet fully to neither.'

Horn's autobiography explores the story of his Dutch middle-class family and seeks to answer what it means to replace one nationality with another. He begins with his years in Holland during the Second World War, discusses his family's immigration to Canada, and explains how the family built a life for itself in Victoria. Several of the themes that run throughout the narrative relate to the often uneasy transfer of Dutch values to a Canadian context, the influence that Holland still has on Horn's life, and his own thoughts on multiculturalism as public policy in Canada. Becoming Canadian is a timely memoir, and Horn's consideration of the process of assimilation, and of his own position as an 'invisible immigrant,' is topical and revealing.


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Thousands of Western European immigrants streamed into Canada after the Second World War, seeking refuge from the economic devastation of their homelands. Horn (history, York . recounts his early years in Holland during World War II, the family's migration to British Columbia in 1952, and how they built a life for themselves in Victoria. He especially explores the uneasy transfer of Dutch values to a Canadian context, the influence Holland still has.

Book Description: Becoming Canadian reveals how Michiel Horn, a Dutch immigrant in Canada in the 1950's, adjusted to the process of cultural assimilation. Horn tries to make sense of the immigrant impulse to integrate socially while maintaining a respect for heritage. eISBN: 978-1-4426-7120-1. The idea of writing this came to me on the evening of Friday, 26 September 1986, while my wife, Cornelia, and I were in Yorkminster Park Baptist Church to hear an organ recital. Among the pieces the young organist, Xaver Varnus, played was a movement taken from Widorʹs Fifth Symphony.

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Horn has been married to Cornelia Maria Schuh, a lawyer and civil servant with the Ontario provincial government, since December . Becoming Canadian: Memoirs of an Invisible Immigrant.

Horn has been married to Cornelia Maria Schuh, a lawyer and civil servant with the Ontario provincial government, since December 29, 1984. They have two sons, Daniel and Patrick. In 2002, Horn was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in Academy II (Social Sciences). Horn, Michiel (2009).

Michiel Horn is well known for his work in Canadian history, including his recent book, Becoming Canadian: Memoirs of an Invisible Immigrant, publishing by University of Toronto Press in 1997. He currently teaches history at Glendon College of York University.

As a Dutch immigrant to British Columbia in 1952, Horn had to make sense of the cultural demands of two worlds. Over forty years later, a professor of Canadian history, he recounts his own personal history, relating it to broader issues.