Ukrainian immigrants to Canada have often been portrayed in history as sturdy pioneer farmers cultivating the virgin land of the Canadian west. The essays in this collection challenge this stereotype by examining the varied experiences of Ukrainian-Canadians in their day-to-day roles as writers, intellectuals, national organizers, working-class wage earners, and inhabitants of cities and towns. Throughout, the contributors remain dedicated to promoting the study of ethnic, hyphenated histories as major currents in mainstream Canadian history. Topics explored include Ukrainian-Canadian radicalism, the consequences of the Cold War for Ukrainians both at home and abroad, the creation and maintenance of ethnic memories, and community discord embodied by pro-Nazis, Communists, and criminals. Re-Imagining Ukrainian-Canadians uses new sources and non-traditional methods of analysis to answer unstudied and often controversial questions within the field. Collectively, the essays challenge the older, essentialist definition of what it means to be Ukrainian-Canadian.
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Table of Contents Introduction - Jim Mochoruk and Rhonda L. Hinther Section I: New Approaches to Old Question GENERATION GAP: CANADA'S POSTWAR UKRAINIAN LEFT Rhonda L. Hinther LOCATING IDENTITY: THE UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE AS A PUBLIC HISTORY TEXT Karen Gabert "A VAGUELY DIVIDED GUILT": THE ABORIGINAL UKRAINIAN Lindy A. Ledohowski Section II: Leaders and Intellectuals "GREAT TASKS AND A GREAT FUTURE": PAUL RUDYK, PIONEER UKRAINIAN CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR AND PHILANTHROPIST Peter Melnycky THE POPULIST PATRIOT: THE LIFE AND LITERARY LEGACY OF ILLIA KIRIAK Jars Balan SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: THE ATTITUDE OF UKRAINIAN WAR VETERANS IN CANADA TO NAZI GERMANY AND THE JEWS, 1933-1939 Orest T. Martynowych Section III: Diplomacy and International Concerns THE "ETHNIC QUESTION" PERSONIFIED: UKRAINIAN CANADIANS AND CANADIAN - SOVIET RELATIONS 1917 - 1991 Jaroslav Petryshyn MONITORING THE "RETURN TO THE HOMELAND" CAMPAIGN: CANADIAN REPORTS ON RESETTLEMENT IN THE USSR FROM SOUTH AMERICA, 1955-57 Serge Cipko POLISHING THE SOVIET IMAGE: THE CANADIAN-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY AND THE 'PROGRESSIVE ETHNIC GROUPS,' 1949-1957 Jennifer Anderson Section IV: Internal Strife on the Left 'POP & CO' VS BUCK AND THE 'LENIN SCHOOL BOYS': UKRAINIAN CANADIANS AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA, 1921-31 Jim Mochoruk FIGHTING FOR THE SOUL OF THE UKRAINIAN PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN CANADA: THE LOBAYITES AND THE UKRAINIAN LABOUR-FARMER TEMPLE ASSOCIATION Andrij Makuch Section V: Everyday People "OF COURSE IT WAS A COMMUNIST HALL:" A SPATIAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE UKRAINIAN LABOUR TEMPLES IN OTTAWA, 1912-1965 S. Holyck Hunchuck "I'LL FIX YOU!" DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MURDER IN A UKRAINIAN WORKING-CLASS IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN NORTHERN ONTARIO Stacey Zembrzycki Conclusion - Jim Mochoruk and Rhonda L. Hinther
Rhonda L. Hinther is the Western Canadian History curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Jim Mochoruk is a professor in the Department of History at the University of North Dakota.