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The Blue Shirts : Adrien Arcand and fascist anti-semitism in Canada /
by Hugues Théorêt ; translation by Ferdinanda van Gennip and Howard Scott.
imprint
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2017.
description
xv, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
0776624679, 0776624687, 0776624695, 0776624709, 9780776624679, 9780776624693, 9780776624709, 9782896647354
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imprint
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2017.
isbn
0776624679
0776624687
0776624695
0776624709
9780776624679
9780776624693
9780776624709
9782896647354
contents note
Le goglu builds its nest -- Le goglu takes flight -- The blue shirts -- The key to the mystery -- The Canadian Union of Facists -- Arrests and internments -- Liberation -- The Cold War years -- Post-war anti-semitic correspondence -- Arcand's legacy.
abstract
"While Adolf Hitler was seizing power in Germany, Adrien Arcand was laying the foundations in Quebec for his Parti national social chrétien. The Blue Shirts, as its members were called, wore a military uniform and prominently displayed the swastika. Arcand saw Jewish conspiracy wherever he turned and his views resonated with his followers who, like him, sought a scapegoat for all the ills eroding society. Even after his imprisonment during the Second World War, the fanatical Adrien Arcand continued his correspondence with those in the frontlines of anti-semitism. Until his death in 1967, he pursued his campaign of propaganda against communists and Jews. Hugues Théorêt describes a dark period in Quebec's ideological history using an objective approach and careful, rigorous research in this book, which won the 2014 Canada Prize (Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities)."--
language note
Translation of: Les Chemises bleues : Adrien Arcand, journaliste antisémite canadien-français.
catalogue key
11684587
 
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