Socio-Economic Background and Legislative Behaviour: An Analytical Approach to the Lower Canadian Assembly, 1820-1837

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Author/collaborator
Title
Socio-Economic Background and Legislative Behaviour: An Analytical Approach to the Lower Canadian Assembly, 1820-1837
Abstract
A quantitative study of the historiographical debate over whether the Rebellions of 1837 and 1838 were clashes of rival nationalisms, ideologies or classes. Using three socio-economic factors - ethnicity, occupation, and access to patronage - as well as voting patterns, the author concludes that ethnicity was a principal predictor of political affiliation in the Assemblies of 1820 and 1837. However, no firm conclusions regarding the historiographical debate is determined.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
University of Western Ontario
Place
London, ON
Date
1981
Language
en
Citation
Mailhot, Philippe R. “Socio-Economic Background and Legislative Behaviour: An Analytical Approach to the Lower Canadian Assembly, 1820-1837.” Master’s Thesis, University of Western Ontario, 1981.
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