Homeland Experience and Motivation to Migrate

If you are interested in learning more about migration to Toronto, here are some suggestions for further reading. We have divided them into three sections: Homeland Experience and Motivation to Migrate, The Journey, and Settling into Toronto. Each section can be accessed from the drop-down 'Bibliography' menu above.

  • Anders, W. An Army in Exile: Story of the Second Polish Corps. London: MacMillan, 1949.
  • Bauer, Elaine, and Paul Thompson. Jamaican Hands across the Atlantic. Kingston: I. Randle, 2006.
  • Berlin, Ira. The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations. New York: Viking, 2010.
  • Biegus, Zosia, and Jurek Biegus. Polish Resettlement Camps in England and Wales. Abingdon: PB Software. 2013
  • Burman, Jenny. Transnational Yearnings: Tourism, Migration, and the Diasporic City. Vancouver: UBC, 2010.
  • Calder, Jenni. Scots in Canada. Edinburgh, Scotland: Luath Press Ltd, 2003.
  • A Catholic Gentleman. Proposed New Plan of a General Emigration Society. London: C. Dolman, 1842.
  • Canada. Department of Crown Lands. Report of the Commissioner. Ontario Sessional Papers, 1866.
  • Chimbos, Peter D. "A Comparison of the Social Adaptation of Dutch, Greek and Slovak Immigrants in a Canadian Community." International Migration Review 6, 3 (1972): 230-44.
  • Chimbos, Peter. “The Greeks in Canada: An Historical and Sociological Perspective.” In The Greek Diaspora in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Richard Clogg. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 1999. PP. 87–102.
  • Chimbos, Peter and Carol Agócs. "Kin and Hometown Networks as Support Systems for the Immigration and Settlement of Greek Canadians." Canadian Ethnic Studies = Etudes Ethniques Au Canada 15, 2 (1983): 42-56.
  • Christou, Anastasia. “Deciphering Diaspora – Translating Transnationalism: Family Dynamics, Identity Constructions and the Legacy of ‘Home’ in Second-Generation Greek-American Return Migration.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 29, 6 (November 2006): 1040–56.
  • Cooper, Dereck W. "Migration from Jamaica in the 1970s: Political Protest or Economic Pull?" International Migration Review, 19, 4 (1985): 728-45.
  • Dembowski, Peter F. Memoirs Red and White: Poland, the War, and After. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015.
  • Emigration: Practical Advice to Emigrants, on All Points Connected with Their Comfort and Economy, from Making Choice of a Ship, to Settling on and Cropping a Farm. London: E. Wilson, 1834.
  • Gavaki, Efie. “The Greek Family in Canada: Continuity and Change and the Process of Adjustment.” International Journal of Sociology of the Family 9 (1979): 1-16.
  • Harrison, Alferdteen. Black Exodus the Great Migration from the American South. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1991.
  • Iacovetta, Franca. “Ordering in Bulk: Canada’s Post-War Immigration Policy and The Recruitment of Contract Workers from Italy.” Journal of American Ethnic History, 1, 11 (1991): 50- 80
  • Kelly, Matthew. Finding Poland. London: Vintage, 2011.
  • McCarthy, Angela. “Personal Accounts of Leaving Scotland, 1921-1954.” The Scottish Historical Review 83, 216 (2004): 196–215.
  • Myambo, Melissa. "Indian Ocean Cosmopolitanism?: M.G. Vassanji’s Hybrid Parables of Kenyan Nationalism." Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 16, 1/2 (2007): 159-89.
  • Myant, M. R. Reinventing Poland: Economic and Political Transformation and Evolving National Identity. London: Routledge, 2008.
  • Nasar, Saima. "The Indian Voice: Connecting Self-Representation and Identity Formulation in Diaspora." History in Africa: A Journal of Method, 40, 1 (2013): 99-124.
  • Petras, Elizabeth McLean. Jamaican Labor Migration: White Capital and Black Labor, 1850-1930. Boulder: Westview, 1988.
  • Pratt, Geraldine. Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
  • Sauer, Angelika. "Gender and Transnationalism in the Work of Immigration Agent Elise Von Koerber, 1872–1884." Histoire Sociale / Social History 40, 80 (2007): 381-405.