Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada

Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada

Written by: Satin, Mark

In print for the first time since 1971, Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada has once again become relevant in a time of major political upheaval in the United States of America.

First published in 1968 by House of Anansi Press, the Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada was a handbook for Americans who refused to serve as draftees in the Vietnam War and were considering immigrating to Canada. Conceived as a practical guide with information on the process, the Manual also features information on aspects of Canadian society, touching on topics like history, politics, culture, geography and climate, jobs, housing, and universities.

The Manual went through several editions from 1968–71. Today, as Americans are taking up the discussion of immigration to Canada once again, it is an invaluable record of a moment in our recent history.

In print for the first time since 1971, Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada has once again become relevant in a time of major political upheaval in the United States of America.

First published in 1968 by House of Anansi Press, the Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada was a handbook for Americans who refused to serve as draftees in the Vietnam War and were considering immigrating to Canada. Conceived as a practical guide with information on the process, the Manual also features information on aspects of Canadian society, touching on topics like history, politics, culture, geography and climate, jobs, housing, and universities.

The Manual went through several editions from 1968–71. Today, as Americans are taking up the discussion of immigration to Canada once again, it is an invaluable record of a moment in our recent history.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc - Aug 26, 2017
Specifications pages | 5.5 in x 8.5 in
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“One of the most important and iconic movement publications of the Vietnam War era.” — Canadian Studies

“It’s in the new afterword by Mark Satin, the Manual’s creator, where we can taste the grit, guts, and adrenalin fuelling the sixties anti-war movement… . why read the Manual today? Simply put, for its compelling documentary value as an artifact of a dangerous time.” — Globe and Mail (2017)

“[A] major bid to encourage Americans to evade military conscription … [Contains] detailed advice about how to qualify as a Canadian immigrant, and information about Canadian jobs and school opportunities, housing, politics, culture, and climate.” — Edward Cowan, New York Times, February 11, 1968

“[Supplies] would-be immigrants from the south with information on everything from peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie costs to … the cold facts about immigration.” — Gary Dunford, Toronto Star, February 14, 1968

“The [Manual] does not play a siren song to Canada.In fact, one chapter warns: ‘It is foolish for draft-delinquent Americans to expect that they will ever be able to return to the U.S. legally.’” — Harry Rosenthal, Los Angeles Times, June 2, 1968

“[Contains] useful information that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.” — Paul Lauter and Florence Howe, New York Review of Books, June 20, 1968