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by Harold Troper

Category: World
Subcategory: History books
Author: Harold Troper
ISBN: 1442610468
ISBN13: 978-1442610460
Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1 edition (September 17, 2010)
Pages: 384
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The 1960s witnessed a radical transformation in the Canadian Jewish community

The 1960s witnessed a radical transformation in the Canadian Jewish community.

The Defining Decade book. Troper carefully scrutinizes the Jewish communal attachment and involvement with Canadian society. In prior centuries, Canadian Jews represented little more than a small religious sect that tended to congregate in cities (primarily Montreal and Toronto) and who remained largely segregated and autonomous.

Popular memory recalls the 1960s as a permissive decade, the ‘swinging sixties,’ a time of youthful exuberance . It was a simple coincidence

Popular memory recalls the 1960s as a permissive decade, the ‘swinging sixties,’ a time of youthful exuberance, political upheaval, and recreational drug use. Hair was long; skirts were short. The pill hit the market in 1960, pantyhose in 1965. It was a simple coincidence. During the bicentenary year of the Canadian Jewish community in 1959, Maurice Duplessis, the conservative and aristocratic premier of Quebec, died. Over fifteen years Duplessis successfully led his Union Nationale Party to five consecutive electoral victories. Ruthless in dealing with opponents, the life-long bachelor dominated Quebec through a period of unprecedented economic expansion.

Hy Bergel presents the 2011 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award in Scholarship on a Jewish Subject to Harold Troper for his book The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics, and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s. Awards ceremony presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts on May 30 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto.

The Defining DecadeThe 1960s witnessed a radical transformation in the Canadian Jewish community

The Defining DecadeThe 1960s witnessed a radical transformation in the Canadian Jewish community. The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics, and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s. The 1960s witnessed a radical transformation in the Canadian Jewish community.

The 1960s witnessed a radical transformation in the Canadian Jewish community.

Throughout the 1960s, Canada actually opened more doors to Jewish .

Throughout the 1960s, Canada actually opened more doors to Jewish participation in the country's professional and social elite, but, paradoxically, this did not lead to greater assimilation. Increasingly after 1967, he argues, Canadian Jews saw themselves as an ethnic community whose collective identity revolved around Israel. Troper traces this evolution within a richly drawn context of Canadian and Canadian Jewish history. This is no dry academic tome and, as in his previous books, Troper is a fine raconteur.

Troper, Harold (2010). The defining decade : identity, politics, and the Canadian Jewish community in the 1960s. Toronto ; Buffalo, NY: University of Toronto Press. Davidson, Evelyn (2001). Who's Who in Canadian Business, 2001. p. 101. ISBN 9780920966600. The Canadian Jewish News - Jewish Canadian airmen buried in Britain. php?title Montefiore Club&oldid 927069970".

Harold Troper is professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. The co-author of None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews (with Irving Abella), his most recent book is The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics, and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s. Arguing paradoxically that even as Canada became more accepting, Canadian Jews became more focused on Jewish identity, The Defining Decade examines how the 1960s redefined what it meant to be a Canadian Jew and a Jewish Canadian.

The 1960s witnessed a radical transformation in the Canadian Jewish community. The erosion of longstanding barriers of anti-Semitism resulted in increased access for Jews to the economic, political, and social Canadian mainstream. Arguing paradoxically that even as Canada became more accepting, Canadian Jews became more focused on Jewish identity, The Defining Decade examines how the 1960s redefined what it meant to be a Canadian Jew and a Jewish Canadian.

Domestic events such as the Quiet Revolution, the eruption of Neo-Nazi activity, the election of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, and the promise of multiculturalism combined with international affairs such as the Six Day War, Arab rejectionism with regards to Israel, and the explosion of Soviet Jewish activisim to radically reshape Canadian Jewish priorities. In tracing the rapid changes of this tumultuous decade, Harold Troper draws upon a wealth of historical documentation, including more than eighty interviews, to demonstrate that the expression of Canadian Jewishness was an increasingly public - and political - commitment.

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