The Newspaper Press in Quebec and Lower Canada

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Title
The Newspaper Press in Quebec and Lower Canada
Abstract
An essay on the first newspapers in Lower Canada between 1764 and 1840. The author explains how, after 1805, newspaper publishing in the colony changed dramatically with the introduction of the political press. Thomas Cary’s Quebec Mercury, a defender of the ideas and interests of the English-speaking merchant class, was among the first such political partisan paper when it appeared in January 1805. Between 1805 and 1840, there were at least sixty-six political newspapers in Lower Canada, a slight majority of them in the English language.
Book Title
History of the Book in Canada. Volume 1: Beginnings to 1840
Place
Toronto
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Date
2004
Pages
233-238
Language
en
Citation
Laurence, Gérard. “The Newspaper Press in Quebec and Lower Canada.” In History of the Book in Canada. Volume 1: Beginnings to 1840, edited by Patricia Lockhart Fleming, Gilles Gallichan, and Yvon Lamonde, 233–238. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.
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