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Land of Hope - Volume 1

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Dramatic stories spanning two centuries of the Canadian immigrant experience. In 1755, the Acadian people were expelled from Nova Scotia by the British and forced to relocate in South Carolina. Ten-year-old George was uprooted from his home, forced to hide from bounty hunters and eventually found refuge amongst the Micmac people. It was only years later that his parents returned and they became a family again (6 min. 40 sec.). As a child, Kate Boyle fled Ireland's potato famine of 1847. Typhoid fever claimed the lives of many during the ocean voyage, orphaning thousands of children. She was among those many youngsters who were eventually adopted by French-Canadian families (6 min. 34 sec.). In the late 1800s, John Ware became one of the first Black cowboys. A skilled horseman, Ware overcame the prejudices of his time to make his mark as a successful rancher (8 min. 30 sec.). Joe Mah, a Chinese labourer, confronted incredible hardships and racism when he tried to settle his family in the new land (7 min. 23 sec.).

1996, 28 min 28 s

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