State and Society in Transition: The Politics of Institutional Reform in the Eastern Townships, 1838-1852

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Title
State and Society in Transition: The Politics of Institutional Reform in the Eastern Townships, 1838-1852
Abstract
A study of the southeastern counties of the Eastern Townships, the Sherbrooke elite, the birth of municipal government in Canada East and reaction to legislation dealing with education and commerce. The author traces the complex relationship between community life and government regulation, revealing that at the same time that development of responsible government was leading to increasingly centralized authority at the colonial government level, a persistent sense of localism was forcing the state to decentralize its key institutions at the community level.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Date
1997
Language
en
Citation
Little, J. I. State and Society in Transition: The Politics of Institutional Reform in the Eastern Townships, 1838-1852. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997.
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