Greetings from Canada: Postcards From Dutch Immigrants To The Netherlands 1884-1915 by Jan KrijffGreetings from Canada: Postcards From Dutch Immigrants To The Netherlands 1884-1915 by Jan Krijff

Greetings from Canada: Postcards From Dutch Immigrants To The Netherlands 1884-1915

byJan KrijffwithKaren Green

Paperback | June 1, 2013

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This collection of postcards from Dutch immigrants to their homeland helps preserve and bring to light the previously untold stories of people from various walks of life that ventured to Canada from the Netherlands in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These mini-diaries are historically and socially significant as tangible evidence of the legacy of Dutch immigrants and are seldom found in the official records and statistics that serve as the main source of information about the broader immigrant experience. The postcards include snippets of immigrants' working lives, celebrations of milestones and poignant longing for a few words from home. These personal notes reveal the aspects of their everyday experiences in the new country that they share with those they left behind.
Jan Krijff was born in the Netherlands in 1947 and immigrated to Calgary in 1968. After obtaining his B.A. in Economics at the University of Calgary, he worked for CIBC, during which he spent one year posted in Resolute Bay, Nunavut (then the Northwest Territories). He briefly returned to the Netherlands, where he graduated from the Un...
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Title:Greetings from Canada: Postcards From Dutch Immigrants To The Netherlands 1884-1915Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 8.75 × 8.75 × 0.6 inPublished:June 1, 2013Publisher:Granville Island PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926991176

ISBN - 13:9781926991177

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