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On Stony Ground : Russländer Mennonites and the Rebuilding of Community in Grunthal

Title
On Stony Ground : Russländer Mennonites and the Rebuilding of Community in Grunthal / James Urry.
ISBN
9781487547417
9781487547424
9781487547400
9781487547370
Publication
London : University of Toronto Press, 2024.
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
Copyright Notice Date
©2024.
Physical Description
1 online resource (384 pages).
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on print version record.
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Summary
"On Stony Ground presents an historical ethnographic account of a generation of Mennonites from the Soviet Union who, following Russia's revolution and civil war, immigrated to Manitoba during the 1920s. James Urry examines how they came to terms with a new land and with their new neighbours, including other Mennonites, Ukrainians, French Canadians, and Indigenous peoples. The book discusses the impact of the Great Depression and how the immigrants struggled with their identity in Canada as Hitler and Stalin rose to power in Germany and the USSR. It reveals the immigrants' desire to maintain their faith, language, and culture while encouraging their children to take advantage of an education conducted mainly in English. On Stony Ground explores how prosperity following the Second World War helped the immigrants to build a community in conjunction with others, including Mennonites and non-Mennonites, and to accept their new home in Canada."-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE complete collection 2024.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 10, 2024
Contents
Russia and Canada: The Consequences of the First World War
Russländer Find Homes
The Bases of Community
Re-establishing Institutions
Schools and Education
Debts, Depression, and a New Grunthal
Old World and New World Politics
Conflicted Identities
The War Years
Post-War Prosperity
A United and Divided Community
Generational Transition and Succession
Becoming Canadian.
Genre/Form
History.
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