Between Damnation and Starvation: Priests and Merchants in Newfoundland Politics, 1745-1855

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While some scholars have focused on various aspects of the denominational origins of the education system, and others have revealed the influence of religion on the electoral results of the pre-1864 period, the complete story has never been told. In Between Damnation and Starvation John Greene presents a first time, far-reaching analysis of the origins and evolution of developments in both religion and politics in Newfoundland. He reveals the full details of political struggles, presenting them against the ...

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Overview

While some scholars have focused on various aspects of the denominational origins of the education system, and others have revealed the influence of religion on the electoral results of the pre-1864 period, the complete story has never been told. In Between Damnation and Starvation John Greene presents a first time, far-reaching analysis of the origins and evolution of developments in both religion and politics in Newfoundland. He reveals the full details of political struggles, presenting them against the background of the historical evolution of churches in the century prior to the granting of representative institutions. Between Damnation and Starvation provides a comprehensive treatment of a complex subject, taking into account the social, economic, and political developments of the entire period.

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Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Maps
Introduction 3
1 Religious Competition, 1745-1825 10
2 The Anglican Response, 1820-34 26
3 Bishop Fleming and Newfoundland Catholicism, 1829-37 47
4 Religion and Politics, 1832-36 68
5 The Catholic Crusade, 1836-38 108
6 Checkmating Reform, 1837-41 135
7 Constitutional Change, 1837-47 167
8 The Rise of Philip Little, 1848-52 197
9 Religion and Electoral Representation, 1852-54 234
10 The Election of 1855 253
Conclusion 269
App. 1 Exhibiting the extent of the "exclusive system" in Newfoundland 276
App. 2 Distribution of members, by districts, according to the Representation Bill produced by Philip Little in the House of Assembly, St. John's, February 20, 1852 282
App. 3 The electoral division of Conception Bay according to W.B. Row, Legislative Council, March 19, 1852 282
App. 4 Probable returns under the bill passed by the House of Assembly and sent to the Council for their concurrence on the 28th March, 1853 according to the census of 1845 283
App. 5 Legislative Council amendments to the Representation Bill passed by the House of Assembly, March 28, 1853 284
App. 6 Representation bill passed by the Assembly, April 11, 1854 285
App. 7 Legislative Council amendments to the Representation Bill passed by the Assembly, April 1854 286
App. 8 The Representation Bill passed by the Assembly and finally accepted by the Legislative Council, Nov. 9, 1854 287
A Note on Sources 289
Notes 293
Index 331
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