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Saint-Laurent, Montreal's Main

by (author) Pierre Anctil

Baraka Books
Initial publish date
Dec 2009
General, Emigration & Immigration, General, Regional Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2009
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Examining the incomparable “Main,” or Saint-Laurent Boulevard, that crosses the heart of Montreal from north to south, this book explores how it has been a gateway for immigrants and the place where “solitudes” have met. With analysis of the many social and cultural movements that were born on the Main, the volume shows how they continue to thrive and influence Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and beyond.

About the author

Pierre Anctil is an award-winning author, a member of the Royal Society of Canada since 2012 and a full professor at the Department of History of the University of Ottawa, where he teaches contemporary Canadian history and Canadian Jewish history. He has written at length on the history of Montreal’s Jewish community and on the current debates on cultural pluralism in Canada. His most recent English-language titles are Jacob Isaac Segal: A Montreal Yiddish Poet and His Milieu (2017) and A Reluctant Welcome for Jewish People: Voices in Le Devoir’s Editorials, 1910–1947 (2019), both at the University of Ottawa Press.

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