Les Irlandais et la rébellion de 1837-8

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Title
Les Irlandais et la rébellion de 1837-8
Abstract
Describes the causes for the lack of participation of most Irish Lower Canadians in the Rebellion of 1837-1838. At first glance, the Irish immigrants and the French Canadian rebels seemed natural allies against the British. But as Irish immigration to Lower Canada increased after 1825, the Irish came into direct competition with French Canadians for scarce urban jobs as more and more French Canadians were leaving the countryside for the cities because of poor rural economic conditions and changing patterns of land use. As well, the Sulpician priests, who ministered to the Irish in Lower Canada, discouraged Irish Canadian support for the Patriote cause. A few Irish intellectuals did support the Patriote movement, including Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan (1797-1880), editor of the Irish Vindicator and Canadian Advertiser, and Jocelyn Waller (1772-1828), editor of the Canadian Spectator, but they were the exceptions to the majority.
Publication
British Journal of Canadian Studies
Volume
Vol. 10
Issue
no. 1
Pages
1-9
Date
1995
Language
fr
Citation
Lemire, Maurice. “Les Irlandais et la rébellion de 1837-8.” British Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 10, no. 1 (1995): 1–9.
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