The Parish and French Canadian Migrants to Compton County, Quebec, 1851-1891

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Parish and French Canadian Migrants to Compton County, Quebec, 1851-1891
Abstract
The author points out that most of the French Canadians who moved to the Eastern Townships during the nineteenth century did so either as settlers around the undeveloped periphery or as labourers in the Anglo-Protestant south-western part of the region. As a result, he explains, three distinctive types of Catholic parishes appeared - the compact colony with a homogeneous French-speaking population, the large rural parish with French Canadian labourers and craftsmen scattered widely among a more firmly established English-speaking majority, and the industrial parish with the French Canadians living in a more or less distinct part of the town. The author examines examples of the three types of these parishes in Compton County: Saint-Romain de Winslow (a colonization parish); Saint-Thomas de Compton and Saint-Raphael de Bury (a mixed rural parish); and Saint-Louis de Westbury and Sainte-Agnès de Ditchfield (an industrial parish).
Publication
Histoire sociale/Social History
Volume
Vol. 11
Issue
no. 2
Pages
134-143
Date
May 1978
Language
en
URL
Citation
Little, J. I. “The Parish and French Canadian Migrants to Compton County, Quebec, 1851-1891.” Histoire sociale/Social History Vol. 11, no. 2 (May 1978): 134–143. https://hssh.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/hssh/article/view/38887/0.
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