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Author Savage, Candace, 1949- author.

Title Strangers in the house : a prairie story of bigotry and belonging / Candace Savage.

Publication Info. Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  971.2425 SAVAGE    Check Shelf
Description 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "When researching the first occupant of her Saskatoon home, Candace Savage discovers a family more fascinating and heartbreaking than she expected. Napoléon Sureau dit Blondin built the house in the 1920s, an era when French-speakers like him were deemed "undesirable" by the political and social elite, who sought to populate the Canadian prairies with WASPs only. In an atmosphere poisoned first by the Orange Order and then by the Ku Klux Klan, Napoléon and his young family adopted anglicized names and did their best to disguise their "foreignness. "In Strangers in the House, Savage scours public records and historical accounts and interviews several of Napoléon's descendants, including his youngest son, to reveal a family story marked by challenge and resilience. In the process, she examines a troubling episode in Canadian history, one with surprising relevance today."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Sureau dit Blondin, Napoléon.
Parent, Clarissa Marie.
Minorities -- Canada.
Canada -- Race relations.
Immigrants -- Canada.
Canada -- History -- 1914-1945.
Saskatoon (Sask.) -- History.
Racism -- Canada -- History.
ISBN 9781771642040 (hardback)
1771642041 (hardback)
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