The British Garrison in Quebec City as Described in Newspapers from 1764 to 1840

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Title
The British Garrison in Quebec City as Described in Newspapers from 1764 to 1840
Abstract
The author outlines the influence that the British garrison stationed in Quebec City for over a century, following the defeat of the French army in 1760, on the political, economic and social life of the town. Using four Quebec City newspapers published between 1764 and 1840 -- La Gazette de Québec (1764-1840), The Quebec Mercury (1805-1840), Le Canadien (1806-1840) and The Quebec Commercial List (1816-1837) -- the author notes that the impression conveyed was that the military presence was obvious and constant because of the many varied social and military activities of the garrison. But what was suprising, she maintains, was that the weight of this military presence rested mostly on the increasing amount of land that the army either owned or occupied in the town throughout the period.
Series
History and Archaeology, No. 23
Place
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Date
1979
# of Pages
113p.
Language
en
ISBN
0-660-10152-1
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Notes

The French version of this book can be found at: http://parkscanadahistory.com/series/ha/23-fra.pdf

See also the author's "Military Property in Quebec City, 1760-1871" at: http://www.parkscanadahistory.com/series/ha/57.pdf

 

Citation
Lacelle, Claudette. The British Garrison in Quebec City as Described in Newspapers from 1764 to 1840. History and Archaeology, No. 23. Ottawa, ON: National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 1979. http://parkscanadahistory.com/series/ha/23.pdf.
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