The Cemetery and Cultural Memory: Montreal Region, 1860 to1900

Type of resource
Author/collaborator
Title
The Cemetery and Cultural Memory: Montreal Region, 1860 to1900
Abstract
The author researched seventeen hundred individuals who were buried in cemeteries in Montreal and surrounding villages in the latter half of the nineteenth century to study who was being commemorated and who was not being memorialized. Using a selection of twelve surnames from archival data representing French Canadian Catholics, Irish Catholics and British Protestants, the author reconstituted families to identify their kinship ties and determine their situation in life. The author concludes that the presence or absence of these individuals in the cemetery landscapes depends on different commemorative practices influenced by religion, culture, gender, status and age.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2000
Language
en
URL
Citation
Watkins, Meredith G. “The Cemetery and Cultural Memory: Montreal Region, 1860 To1900.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 2000. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol1/QMM/TC-QMM-30230.pdf.
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