Le redécoupage du Bas-Canada dans les années 1830 : un essai sur la ‘gouvernementalité’ coloniale

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Le redécoupage du Bas-Canada dans les années 1830 : un essai sur la ‘gouvernementalité’ coloniale
Abstract
The Gosford Commission (1835-1837) is portrayed by historians as a largely failed attempt at the conciliation of Lower Canadian political factions, or as a delaying tactic on the part of an indecisive British administration. The author argues, however, that this period of Lower Canadian political history reveals a shift in mentality of the colonial government away from a logic of mercantilism towards a liberal political logic. Liberalism is shown to have been able to accommodate quite contradictory notions of equity in matters of political representation.
Publication
Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française
Volume
Vol. 58
Issue
no. 1
Pages
27-66
Date
Été 2004
Language
fr
Citation
Curtis, Bruce. “Le redécoupage du Bas-Canada dans les années 1830 : un essai sur la ‘gouvernementalité’ coloniale.” Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française Vol. 58, no. 1 (t 2004): 27–66.
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