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What is the relationship between migration and politics in Quebec How did French Canadians activities in the global south inuence future de- bates about migration and Quebec society How did migrants in turn shape debates about lan- guage class nationalism and sexuality A Place in the Sun explores these questions through overlap- ping histories of Quebec and Haiti. From the 1930s to the 1950s French-Canadian and Haitian cultural and political elites developed close intellectual bonds and large numbers of French-Canadian missionaries began working in the country. Through these encounters French- Canadian intellectual and religious gures developed an image of Haiti that would circulate widely throughout Quebec and have ongoing cul- tural ramications. After rst exploring French- Canadian views of Haiti Sean Mills reverses the perspective by looking at the many ways that Haitian migrants intervened in and shaped Que- bec society. As the most signicant group seen to integrate into francophone Quebec Haitian migrants introduced new perspectives into a changing public sphere during decades of political turbulence. By turning his attention to the ideas and activities of Haitian taxi drivers exiled priests aspiring authors dissident intellectuals and feminist activists Mills reconsiders the histor- ical actors of Quebec intellectual and political life and challenges the traditional tendency to view migrants as peripheral to Quebec history. Ranging from political economy to discussions about sexuality A Place in the Sun demonstrates the ways in which Haitian migrants opened new debates exposed new tensions and forever altered Quebec society. This important book illuminates a little-known and important story offering a richly nuanced portrait of the Haitian immigrant experience in Montreal. An exemplary work of cultural and social history it will be of interest both to special- ists on Haiti and Canada and more broadly to those interested in thinking about migration and politics. Laurent Dubois author of Haiti The Aftershocks of History Sean Mills is assistant professor of history at the University of Toronto and the author of The Empire Within Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal. 8 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S A Place in the Sun Haiti Haitians and the Remaking of Quebec sean mills A richly drawn portrait of Haiti in Quebec of Quebec through Haiti and the ways in which migrants transform societies. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Studies on the History of Quebectudes dhistoire du Qubec February 2016 978-0-7735-4645-5 29.95A 29.95A 20.99 paper 978-0-7735-4644-8 100.00S 100.00S 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 328pp 10 photos Ebook available