Rural Industrialization and the Great Lower Canadian Tourtière: The Montréal Region and the Seigneury of Argenteuil, circa 1800 to 1851

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Rural Industrialization and the Great Lower Canadian Tourtière: The Montréal Region and the Seigneury of Argenteuil, circa 1800 to 1851
Abstract
The author investigates the "experience of proto-industrialization - an experience in the diversification of the means of subsistence -" that transformed agrarian landscape and society in Lower Canada during the first half of the nineteenth century. Specifically, he focuses on the Argenteuil Seigneury, with an examination of the village of St. Andrews East (today known as St-André-d'Argenteuil) as its central hub. St. Andrews East was settled by Scottish immigrants around 1800. The author argues that Argenteuil was a constellation of rural settlements that emerge in the shadow of the forestry industry and trade axis that extended up the Ottawa valley. Trade and industry helped settle the Argenteuil and helped make St. Andrews East a small industrial agglomeration and a modest central place.
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PhD dissertation
University
Université Laval
Place
Québec
Date
1999
Language
en
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Willis, John. “Rural Industrialization and the Great Lower Canadian Tourtière: The Montréal Region and the Seigneury of Argenteuil, circa 1800 to 1851.” PhD dissertation, Université Laval, 1999. http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk1/tape8/PQDD_0021/NQ47590.pdf.
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