Loyalties in Conflict: A Canadian Borderland in War and Rebellion, 1812-1840

Loyalties in Conflict: A Canadian Borderland in War and Rebellion, 1812-1840

by John Little
     
 

Loyalties in Conflict examines how the allegiance to British authority of the American-origin population within the borders of Lower Canada was tested by the War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837-1838.

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Overview

Loyalties in Conflict examines how the allegiance to British authority of the American-origin population within the borders of Lower Canada was tested by the War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837-1838.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802095251
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Canadian Social History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

The War of 1812 11

The Militia Prior to the War 12

An 'exposed and defenceless situation': The Outbreak of War 18

'Delay, backwardness, and want of zeal': The Conscription Crisis 24

'Making the fur fly': Resisting American Invasion 37

'Like herds of buffalo': The Smuggling and Counterfeiting Frontier 43

'Improper communication': Policing Cross-Border Migration 49

Conclusion 54

The Rebellions of 1837-8 57

Postwar Developments 57

The Political Culture 64

'Incurably cursed with Radicalism': Prelude to Rebellion 67

'I shall die defending my home and family': Rebellion 77

'These dreadful frontiers': Post-Rebellion Conflict 96

Conclusion 100

Afterword 107

Appendix A Volunteer Corps in the Eastern Townships as of 29 December 1837 111

Appendix B List of Prisoners Confined in the Common Gaol at Sherbrooke Charged with Political Offences, 21 December 1838 113

Notes 113

Bibliography 161

Index 175

Illustrations follow page 54

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