Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru: An Illustrated History

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In May 1914, the Komagata Maru, a ship carrying 376 immigrants from British India, was turned away when it tried to land in Vancouver harbour. Many of the men on board, veterans of the British Indian Army, believed it was their right to settle anywhere in the empire they had fought to defend. They were wrong. Enforcing the "continuous journey" regulation, immigration boats surrounded the ship a half-mile off shore, making the passengers virtual prisoners. Thus began a dramatic stand-off that would escalate over the next two ...

Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru: An Illustrated History 2012, Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN-13: 9781553659730

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