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Radicalism and Repression

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Ian Radforth

Lecture 13: Radicalism and Repression Nov. 162010 Dangerous foreigners immigrants who were radicals They became radicals because of their work experience they felt they were being exploited They were shown very little respect, this bred resentment amongst these people They became isolated from the main stream and kind of found one another since they were deemed unwanted We are taking a look at leftwing immigrants Radicalism spread in Canada from socialist activist that were exposed to them in Europe once they got here they reached out to their own kind they worked within their own ethnic communities Many of the imm. were peasants so the had not been exposed to radical thoughts They felt it was important tot build an international movement Ukranians, Jews, Finns a component in each of these groups was unusually active on the left Finnish Imm. most came from Rural areas After Russian Revolution, Finland wasnt owned by Russia, so they had to decide what side they were on HALLSOCIALISM radical socialist ideas from an ethinc group * look up more on this Ukranian Labour-Farmer Temple Assoc. + Jewish Labour League = ex. of Halsocialsim Radical socialist plays were held in these halls, as well as dances and athletic associations
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