American Studies, Book launch, Canadian Studies, history, Ireland, Irish Studies, Transnational Studies

Book launch: Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866

On Tuesday 2 February, the launch of Dr David Doolin’s new book Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866, Volume 71 in the Reimagining Ireland series, took place at the Mansion House on Dawson Street in Dublin. The book is published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the event, in which several thousand… Continue reading Book launch: Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866

Economics, history, Italian Studies, Trade Unions

Stefano Agnoletto interviewed about The Italians Who Built Toronto

Stefano Agnoletto is interviewed about his new book The Italians Who Built Toronto in the Canadian publication Daily Commercial News. Dr Agnoletto, who teaches Business History at Bocconi University in Milan, talks about his research into the role of Italian immigrants in Toronto's construction industry from the 1950s to the 1980s, describing how "a mass… Continue reading Stefano Agnoletto interviewed about The Italians Who Built Toronto

Trade Unions

New publication: The Italians Who Built Toronto

After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental issues that impacted both them and the city, including ethnic economic niching, unionization, urban proletarianization and migrants’ entrepreneurship. In addressing these issues the… Continue reading New publication: The Italians Who Built Toronto