Irish Politics on Parade: The Clergy, National Societies, and St. Patrick’s Day in Nineteenth-Century Montreal and Toronto

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Author/collaborator
Title
Irish Politics on Parade: The Clergy, National Societies, and St. Patrick’s Day in Nineteenth-Century Montreal and Toronto
Abstract
A comparative examination of the organization of St. Patrick's Day processions in nineteenth century Montreal and Toronto. The author points out that in both cities the parades acted as a catalyst for discussions concerning the balance between lay initiatives and clerical authority, the question of loyalty to Canada versus loyalty to Ireland, and the relationship between Protestants and Catholics. The author argues that Montreal's Irish Catholic clergy exerted control over the St. Patrick’s Day processions both directly and by exerting pressure on national and nationalist societies.
Publication
Histoire sociale/Social History
Volume
Vol. 74
Pages
159-199
Date
November 2004
Language
en
Citation
Trigger, Rosalyn. “Irish Politics on Parade: The Clergy, National Societies, and St. Patrick’s Day in Nineteenth-Century Montreal and Toronto.” Histoire sociale/Social History Vol. 74 (November 2004): 159–199.
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