Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture

Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture

by William J. Smyth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442666764
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 05/07/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

William J. Smyth is the president emeritus of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and a past president of the Geographical Society of Ireland and the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland.

Table of Contents


1. Canada and Ireland: Toronto and Belfast. The Imperial Context

2. A Tale of Two Cities: Belfast and Toronto

3. Toronto Orangeism: The Nature and Structure of The Orange Order

4. Power, Patronage and Public Employment within the Protestant City, 1850–1920

5. The Emergence of a New Order: Toronto's Orangemen at the Close of The Nineteenth Century

6. The Climax and Onset of Decline of the Orange Order, 1900–1940

7. The Faded Sash: Toronto and Orangeism, 1940–c.1950

8. Conclusion

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Brian Osborne

Toronto, the Belfast of Canada is grounded in a rich analysis of documentary, statistical, journalistic, and institutional sources. It provides a great deal of insight into the realpolitic of Toronto and the complex ethnic underpinnings of an evolving cultural identity.”

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