Footnote That Never Went Away: A Complaint and Explanation (Footnote Printed in Error Suggested an Ethnic Slur)
Iacovetta, Franca, Quinlan, Michael, Labour/Le Travail
THE CO-PUBLICATION of Labour/Le Travail, 38 (Fall 1996) and Labour History, 71 (November 1996) was a theme issue on Australia and Canada and included an article we wrote with Ian Radforth entitled "Immigration and Labour: Australia and Canada Compared." While writing the essay was an entirely positive collaboration, the final publication--due to one editor's oversight--has become a source of considerable discomfort. It has entirely to do with an anecdote that appears in footnote 11, which describes Quinlan's great grandfather, an Irish engineer who immigrated to Australia, and then concludes: "After working at this trade for some time he became a brewery cart driver--with predictable consequences!"
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Publication information: Article title: Footnote That Never Went Away: A Complaint and Explanation (Footnote Printed in Error Suggested an Ethnic Slur). Contributors: Iacovetta, Franca - Author, Quinlan, Michael - Author. Journal title: Labour/Le Travail. Issue: 39 Publication date: Spring 1997. Page number: 7+. © 2009 Canadian Committee on Labour History. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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