Voice of the Vanishing Minority: Robert Sellar and the Huntingdon Gleaner, 1863-1919

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Title
Voice of the Vanishing Minority: Robert Sellar and the Huntingdon Gleaner, 1863-1919
Abstract
The Scottish-born Robert Sellar (1841-1919), editor of the Huntingdon Gleaner, devoted his journalistic career to the cause of the disappearing rural English-speaking Quebec. A nineteenth-century liberal, Sellar was committed to the separation of church and state. He fought to remove the Catholic Church’s state-sanctioned taxing powers from those parts of Quebec granted in English freehold tenure. He believed that the Catholic Church was encouraging French Canadians to buy out English-speaking Protestant farmers in the townships so that the Church could increase its ability to collect tithes.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Date
1998
Language
en
Citation
Hill, Robert. Voice of the Vanishing Minority: Robert Sellar and the Huntingdon Gleaner, 1863-1919. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1998.
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