Download A People's History of Quebec by Jacques Lacoursière, Robin Philpot PDF

By Jacques Lacoursière, Robin Philpot

ISBN-10: 098124050X

ISBN-13: 9780981240503

This vigorous advisor to Quebec background tells the attention-grabbing tale of the payment of the St. Lawrence River Valley over approximately 500 years. however it additionally tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and investors who travelled, mapped, and inhabited so much of North the United States, and embrothered the peoples they met.

Combining sizeable study and nice tale telling, Jacques Lacoursière and Robin Philpot attach lifestyle to the occasions that emerged as historic turning issues within the lifetime of a humans. They hence laying off new mild on Quebec’s 450-year history—and the ancient forces that lie at the back of its contemporary efforts to realize independence.

Show description

Read or Download A People's History of Quebec PDF

Similar canada books

Le Balcon dans le ciel

Un étranger, charmeur, s’invite à votre desk. Lentement il entreprend de se raconter, voire de se confesser. Plus il s’insinue dans votre intimité, plus votre inconfort grandit. À mesure qu’il gagne du terrain, le threat s’installe mais à votre insu.

Crime and Deviance in Canada: Historical Perspectives

This targeted and well timed reader brings jointly 24 of the superior and so much debatable readings at the heritage of crime, deviance, and legal justice in Canada. This publication will make an incredible center or extra textual content for any Introductory Criminology or Crime and Deviance path in Canada, rather people with an ancient part.

Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid

A comprehensive research of Canada’s ties to Israel, this research criticizes Lester Pearson’s negotiations to create a Jewish nation on Palestinian lands after global warfare II and denounces the tax deductions that inspired Zionists in Canada to ship cash that's used for settlements at the West financial institution.

Additional resources for A People's History of Quebec

Example text

Marie scheme never actually came to fruition. Rising public concerns over the numbers of Highlanders who were expected to emigrate caused the government to withdraw its support, and ultimately Selkirk had to make the best of a much smaller land holding at Baldoon. The Baldoon site appealed to Lord Selkirk because of its proximity to the American border. He shared Father Macdonell's concerns over the large numbers of Americans who were taking up residence in Upper Canada. "96 He recognized that in order to entice emigrant Scots to such remote locations, he had to offer an attractive relocation package which included interest free loans and cheap land.

Irrespective of any fare rises, the long distance to Upper Canada made it a prohibitively expensive destination for most ex-soldiers. Being of modest means, Father Macdonell had insufficient resources for recruiting them as settlers. 92 Since they shared similar views on emigration, it was inevitable that both men would meet. Selkirk could see that Father Macdonell wanted to assist Highlanders to emigrate, and offered him the sum of £2000 to come to Sault Ste. Marie (formerly Falls of St. Mary) to help manage his planned colonization venture.

This would provide an alternative route between Upper and Lower Canada in the event of the Americans seizing control of the St. Lawrence. The intention was to form "a good population between the two rivers [St. Lawrence and Ottawa] with a view to establishing a communication with Upper Canada distinct from that of the River St. "8 It was a two-fold plan. New settlements were to be created and, as an extra defensive measure, an internal waterway would be built, linking Kingston with Bytown (later renamed Ottawa).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.63 of 5 – based on 7 votes