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Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Border Control, 1867-1967

Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Border Control, 1867-1967
  • Author : Christopher G. Anderson
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release : 10 November 2012
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With restrictive immigration policies, increased interdiction, and the detention of asylum seekers, it is clear that Canada’s approach to border control has shifted in recent years. Yet such practices are just the latest in a long and complex national history. Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Border Control sheds light on the first century of Canada’s efforts to control its borders, framing pivotal moments within a long-standing but often overlooked debate over the rights of non-citizens. Anderson provides

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Leo Tolstoy and the Canadian Doukhobors

Leo Tolstoy and the Canadian Doukhobors
  • Author : Andrew Donskov
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release : 19 November 2019
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This book is published in English. Following the completion of his major novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Russian writer Leo Tolstoy experienced a spiritual crisis that led him to denounce the privileges of his social class and its attendant material wealth and embrace the simple rural life of the peasantry. In the persecuted Russian Doukhobor sect, who also rejected militarism and church ritual in favour of finding God in their hearts, he saw a prime example of how

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Stepping Into the Blue... and Other Stories

Stepping Into the Blue... and Other Stories
  • Author : Mikhail Sadovsky
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 01 November 2004
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Mikhail Sadovsky is a writer well-known in Russia for his short stories and poetry, for his plays,musicals and operas that have been performed on the Russian stage, radio and television (this hasfrequently meant periods of close artistic co-operation with prominent contemporary composers),and especially for the many books he has now written for two generations of Russian children.Because of the restrictions on freedom of expression during the Soviet period, many of his criticallyacclaimed works were not able to

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Folk Furniture of Canada's Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites and Ukrainians

Folk Furniture of Canada's Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites and Ukrainians
  • Author : John A. Fleming,Michael Rowan,Michael J. Rowan
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 01 November 2004
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With over 100 colour photographs, Folk Furniture of Canada's Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites and Ukrainians offers a stunning visual record of the culture and values of these four ethno-cultural groups. Authors John Fleming and Michael Rowan take an interpretive approach to the importance of folk furniture and its intimate ties to people's values and beliefs. Photographer James Chambers beautifully captures both representative and exceptional artifacts, from large furniture items such as storage chests, benches, cradles, and tables, to small kitchen items including

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Leo Tolstoy in Conversation with Four Peasant Sectarian Writers

Leo Tolstoy in Conversation with Four Peasant Sectarian Writers
  • Author : Andrew Donskov
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release : 30 April 2019
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The theme of the peasantry is central throughout most of Tolstoy’s long career. His obsession with this class is seen not just as a matter of social or humanitarian concern, but as a response to the questions of “how to live a good life” and “what is the meaning of life that an inevitable death will not destroy?” These questions plagued him his entire life. The letters he exchanged with the four major peasant sectarian writers (Bondarev, Zheltov, Verigin,

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My Life

My Life
  • Author : Софья Андреевна Толстая
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release : 04 February 2011
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"One hundred years after his death in 1910. Lev Nikolaevich Leo Tolstoy continues to be regarded as one of the world's greatest writers. Historically, little attention has been paid to his wife, Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya. Acting in the capacity of literary assistant, translator, transcriber and editor, she played an important role in the development of her husband's career. Her memoirs which she entitled My Life - lay dormant for almost a century. Now the book's first-time-ever appearance in Russia is complemented

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Heretics and Colonizers

Heretics and Colonizers
  • Author : Nicholas B. Breyfogle
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 11 August 2011
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In Heretics and Colonizers, Nicholas B. Breyfogle explores the dynamic intersection of Russian borderland colonization and popular religious culture. He reconstructs the story of the religious sectarians (Dukhobors, Molokans, and Subbotniks) who settled, either voluntarily or by force, in the newly conquered lands of Transcaucasia in the nineteenth century. By ordering this migration in 1830, Nicholas I attempted at once to cleanse Russian Orthodoxy of heresies and to populate the newly annexed lands with ethnic Slavs who would shoulder the burden

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The Peasant Kingdom

The Peasant Kingdom
  • Author : Joseph Laurence Black,Yana Kuzmin
  • Publisher : [Manotick, Ont.] : Penumbra Press
  • Release : 27 October 2021
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The Peasant Kingdom traces the various themes of the 19th-century Russian visions of Canada. Supplementing it is a never-before-translated travel account by Aleksander B. Lakier, a Russian jurist who visited Canada in 1857. Lakier's detailed examination of Canada's urban governance, justice, and educational systems became part of the discourse during debate in Russia over the great reforms of the early 1900s.

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