The Irish in Mid-Nineteenth Century Canada and the Case of Quebec: Immigration and Settlement in a Catholic City

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Irish in Mid-Nineteenth Century Canada and the Case of Quebec: Immigration and Settlement in a Catholic City
Abstract
A study of the immigration and establishment of the Irish community in Quebec City in the mid-nineteenth century. The author points out that at the beginning of the nineteenth century, the immigrants came mostly from the north of Ireland and were for the most part Protestant farmers. However, from the mid-1830s onwards, the vast majority of Irish immigrants to Quebec City were Roman Catholic labourers from the south and west of Ireland. As the city's Irish Catholic population increased, its Irish Protestant population decreased. The author argues that language was not a major problem between the Irish Catholic community and the city's French-Canadians citizens because religious solidarity overrode their linguistic differences.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
Université Laval
Place
Québec
Date
1999
Language
en
URL
Citation
Grace, Robert J. “The Irish in Mid-Nineteenth Century Canada and the Case of Quebec: Immigration and Settlement in a Catholic City.” PhD dissertation, Université Laval, 1999. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk1/tape9/PQDD_0016/NQ39355.pdf.
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