The MHSO established its Ethnic and Immigration History Series in the early 1980s. The series is composed of scholarly, in-depth works on a variety of subjects by noted historians such as Franc Sturino, Varpu Lindström, Lillian Petroff, and Robert F. Harney. Many of these works are deservedly well-regarded – for instance, Sojourners and Settlers received Heritage Toronto’s Award of Excellence in 1996 – and they have had a significant impact on mainstream Canadian historiography. The publications in the Ethnic and Immigration History Series are listed below.
All publications in the series can be accessed online through Our Roots / Nos Racines.
- Defiant Sisters: A Social History of Finnish Immigrant Women in Canada ((1988)
- DP Lithuanian Immigration to Canada After the Second World War (1986)
- For Bread and a Better Future: Emigration from Poland to Canada, 1918-1939 (1996)
- Forging the Chain: Italian Migration to North America, 1880-1930 (1990)
- Gathering Place: Peoples and Neighbourhoods of Toronto, 1834-1945 (1985)
- If One Were to Write a History: Selected Writings by Robert F. Harney (1991)
- The Italian Diaspora: Migration Across the Globe (1992)
- An Italian Region in Canada: The Case of Friuli-Venezia (1998)
- Maple Leaf and Trident: The Ukrainian Canadians during the Second World War (1988)
- Our People: Carpatho-Rusyns and Their Descendants in North America (1984)
- Sojoumers and Settlers: The Macedonian Community in Toronto to 1940(1995)