Christie Pits

2019

Main Details
Credits
Date 2019
Publisher
Location of Publication Winnipeg, MB
Genre Fiction
Format Trade Paperback
Type Original Graphic Novel
Language English
Identifiers
  • ISBN — 9780995294615
  • UPC — 9 780995 294615
Notes Cover price: $30.00 CAD

A gritty ride through Toronto’s immigrant neighbourhoods, Christie Pits tells the incredible true story of when young Jewish and Italian immigrants squared off against Nazi-inspired thugs on the streets of Toronto. This is the history of a gruff and unrecognizable Canada— one of ‘swastika clubs’ and public bigotry. A homemade swastika flag flown at a public baseball game was the spark that found tinder in these untenable and hateful conditions. What followed was the worst race riot in Canadian history. Archival research and first-hand interviews lend historical depth to an unknown story of resistance against hatred in uncertain times.

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