L’émeute Gavazzi : violence et liberté d’expression au milieu du XIXe siècle

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L’émeute Gavazzi : violence et liberté d’expression au milieu du XIXe siècle
Abstract
Examines the debate in Lower Canada on freedom of expression following the Gavazzi riot in Montreal on June 9, 1853. Organized by the Orange Order, the visit of fiercely anti-Catholic and anti-Irish former priest Alessandro Gavazzi led to a violent confrontation between Scots and Irish in the city. While Protestant newspapers denounced Catholic intolerance, others emphasized the limits of freedom of expression and the impact of offensive speech on religious peace and public order in a society aiming at liberal democracy.
Publication
Bulletin d’histoire politique
Volume
Vol. 14
Issue
no. 2
Pages
63-70
Date
Hiver 2006
Language
fr
Citation
Breton, Vincent. “L’émeute Gavazzi : violence et liberté d’expression au milieu du XIXe siècle.” Bulletin d’histoire politique Vol. 14, no. 2 (Hiver 2006): 63–70.
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