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Item Number:  16381259



The Voyage of the Komagata Maru The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Color Bar


Price: US$ 25.00

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Seller Name: Ainsworth Books
Member since 1/2010
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Location: Point Roberts, Washington, United States

Listing Date: 9/19/2011



Item Description


Title: The Voyage of the Komagata Maru The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Color Bar Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Johnston, Hugh Publication Date: 1979
Binding/Format: Hardcover Edition: First Edition
Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket ISBN: 0195611640
Inventory #: 14868    


Light edge wear, some scuffing to DJ ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped.  A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; 0.63 x 8.81 x 5.75 Inches; 162 pages; "in May 1914, 400 Sikhs left for British Columbia by chartered ship, resolved to claim their rights to equal treatment  with white citizens of the British Empire and force entry into Canada. They were anchored off Vancouver for over two months, enduring extreme physical privation and harassment by immigration officials, but defying federal deportation orders even when the Canadian Government to enforce them with a gunboat."...



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