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The Resource The writing on the wall, Hilda Glynn-Ward ; with an introduction by Patricia E. Roy, (electronic resource)

The writing on the wall, Hilda Glynn-Ward ; with an introduction by Patricia E. Roy, (electronic resource)

Label
The writing on the wall
Title
The writing on the wall
Statement of responsibility
Hilda Glynn-Ward ; with an introduction by Patricia E. Roy
Title variation
Writing on the wall : Chinese and Japanese immigration to BC, 1920
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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CaACU
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1887-1966
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Glynn-Ward, Hilda
Dewey number
C813/.52
LC call number
PR9199.3.H64
LC item number
W75 2010eb
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Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
Series statement
Social history of Canada
Series volume
20
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  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • British Columbia
  • British Columbia
Summary expansion
With tales of a gruesome murder, a typhoid epidemic, corrupt politicians, and a Japanese invasion, The Writing on the Wall was intended to shock its readers when it was published in 1921. Thinly disguised as a novel, it is a propaganda tract exhorting white British Columbians to greater vigilance to prevent greedy politicians from selling out to the Chinese and Japanese. It was also designed to convince eastern Canada of British Columbia's need for protections against an onslaught of the 'yellow peril.'This novel is not exceptional in its extreme racism; it reiterates almost every anti-oriental cliché circulating in British Columbia at the time of its publication. While modern readers will find the story horrifying and unbelievable, it is in fact based on real incidents. Many of the views expressed were only exaggerated versions of ideas held throughout the country about non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants. The Writing on the Wall is a vivid illustration of the fear and prejudice with which immigrants were regarded in the early twentieth century
Label
The writing on the wall, Hilda Glynn-Ward ; with an introduction by Patricia E. Roy, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Reprinted in 2010"--Title page verso
  • Original edition published in 1921 by Sun Publishing Company, Vancouver
  • Issued as part of the Canadian Electronic Library. Canadian publishers collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001473303
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442627628
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001473303
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The writing on the wall, Hilda Glynn-Ward ; with an introduction by Patricia E. Roy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "Reprinted in 2010"--Title page verso
  • Original edition published in 1921 by Sun Publishing Company, Vancouver
  • Issued as part of the Canadian Electronic Library. Canadian publishers collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001473303
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442627628
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001473303
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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