Wars, Guns, Votes Democracy in Dangerous Places Book Analysis

1530 words 7 pages
Canada is often referred to as a nation of immigrants, however, for a long period of time these immigrants came from a limited side of the world. Most people who migrated to the Dominion before the turn of the twentieth century left European nations, predominately the British Isles and Western Europe. The pattern of immigration began to shift particularly in the 1890s, as it became more likely for southern and eastern Europeans to make the trip. Additionally, another notable change in the pattern of immigration was the increase in Asian workers beginning to arrive in the first couple of decades after Confederation. As a result of the influx of immigrants entering Canada, racism flourished in a variety of ways from individual acts of …show more content…
In this scheme, the white race was facing degradation through miscegenation, while the more prolific “black and yellow races may yet obtain the ascendancy”[16] and thus threatened to “wrest the leadership of the world from the British.”[17] Murphy’s ambiguity regarding non-whites is reflected in scholarly debates, but what is not controversial is that the Black Candle was written “for the express purpose of arousing public demands for stricter drug legislation” and that in this she was to some degree successful.[18] This motivation may have influenced her racial analysis by playing to the popular prejudices of her white audiences. On the

Related

  • Best War Ever Book Review
    1194 words | 5 pages
  • Literary Analysis of the Most Dangerous Game
    1209 words | 5 pages
  • A Book Analysis of “Is Jesus the Only Savior”
    2247 words | 9 pages
  • Analysis My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun
    2510 words | 11 pages
  • Analysis of the Book of the Dun Cow
    974 words | 4 pages
  • Democracy in Iran and Turkey
    2304 words | 10 pages
  • Analysis of "Democracy as a Universal Value" by Amartya Sen
    1496 words | 6 pages
  • Book Report (War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War)
    1912 words | 8 pages
  • Book Analysis: The Science of Muddling Through
    1879 words | 8 pages
  • Why Guns Should Be Banned
    9296 words | 38 pages