Nationalism, Capitalism, and Colonization in Nineteenth-Century Quebec: The Upper St Francis District

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Nationalism, Capitalism, and Colonization in Nineteenth-Century Quebec: The Upper St Francis District
Abstract
In the late 1830s the governments of Britain and Lower Canada, the Catholic Church, and a number of capitalist enterprises began to play a role in the settlement and exploitation of the economically marginal Upper St Francis district of Southern Quebec. The author points out that British attempts to encourage Anglophone immigration were largely unsuccessful, but by mid-century the building of roads attracted a flood of French Canadians from the over-populated south-shore seigneuries. He argues that the settlements, economically based on lumber alone, were locked into poverty and dependency by Anglophone-monopoly control of the spruce forests. The author examines the ultimate failure of the British and Quebec settlement projects and argues that the stranglehold of the monopolies was broken only by the belated extension of the rail network into the Upper St Francis district.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Date
1989
Language
en
Citation
Little, J. I. Nationalism, Capitalism, and Colonization in Nineteenth-Century Quebec: The Upper St Francis District. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1989.
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