La Rébellion de 1837-1838 au Bas-Canada

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Title
La Rébellion de 1837-1838 au Bas-Canada
Abstract
The authors investigate the Rebellion of 1837 and 1838 in Lower Canada, specifically the nature of the conflict itself, as well as its social and economic antecedents, by examining the regional incidence of insurrection. Though they were supported throughout the province, the Patriote rebels were strongest in the western countryside of Lower Canada. This area, the District of Montreal, was rather more prosperous, more dynamic and more urbanized than other parts of rural Lower Canada. Contrary to earlier interpretations which tended to link the insurrection to agrarian distress, it was only in the quiescent Quebec region that famine was a real threat. The authors point out that rebellion occurred, not in impoverished sections of the countryside, but in areas where English- and French-speakers lived in close proximity and where seigneurial exactions were comparatively high.
Publication
Cahiers de géographie du Québec
Volume
Vol. 33
Issue
no. 90
Pages
345-377
Date
1989
Language
fr
Citation
Greer, Allan, and Leon Robichaud. “La Rébellion de 1837-1838 au Bas-Canada.” Cahiers de géographie du Québec Vol. 33, no. 90 (1989): 345–377.
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