Borderland Religion: The Emergence of an English-Canadian Identity, 1792-1852

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Title
Borderland Religion: The Emergence of an English-Canadian Identity, 1792-1852
Abstract
Focusing on the settlement period of the Eastern Townships, the author examines the role played by religion in forging a distinctive national identity for English-speaking Canada. While radical evangelical churches and sects developed on the New England side of the Canada-United States border, they failed to gain a strong foothold on the Eastern Townships side of the border, despite the majority of the population being of American descent. It was the British-based Church of England and the Wesleyan Methodist Society that became the largest denominations on the Quebec side of this border region. The author outlines how a common culture became differentiated on either side of the boundary line.
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Date
2004
Language
en
Citation
Little, J. I. Borderland Religion: The Emergence of an English-Canadian Identity, 1792-1852. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2004.
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