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Three Rebellions…a second edition

There have been important change in the Rebellion Trilogy, a series of books that were written between 2004 and 2010 and published in 2010, 2011 and 2013.  The series will become a Quartet with the addition of a fourth volume … Continue reading

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Norfolk Island: A final flourish

There were minor disturbances in 1841, 1842 and 1843 but a more violent affair in 1846. [1] Joseph Childs, commandant from 1844 to 1846, proved to be no match for the hardened convicts largely because he had no experience of … Continue reading

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‘A Peaceable Kingdom’: Essays on Nineteenth Century Canada

JUST PUBLISHED The essays in this book seek to unpick the notion of the ‘peaceable kingdom’ in the light of the violence that permeated Canada between 1837 and 1885 and argue that, far from having little impact on the development … Continue reading

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Rebellion in Canada, 1837-1885

NOW AVAILABLE AS A KINDLE ‘…extremely impressed by the range of your scholarship and the depth of your research; you seem to have read just about all the secondary literature in a variety of different fields, and you present your … Continue reading

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Defending the Crown

In the years before the Rebellions of 1837-1838, the British sought to prevent political power in Lower Canada being taken into the hands of French Canadian. The focus of research on the Rebellions has been on the Patriotes, their organisation … Continue reading

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Introducing Loyalists and Patriotes

When I say Canadiens, to whom do I refer? The hyphenated Canadien-francais only appeared after the rebellion period. Helen Taft Manning argued that The French-speaking inhabitants of the Lower St Lawrence Valley were the only part of the population who … Continue reading

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