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The patriote convicts : a study of the 1838 rebellion in Lower Canada and the transportation of some participants to New South Wales

Boissery, Beverley Dawn


The patriote convicts were transported from Lower Canada to New South Wales after their participation in the 1838 Rebellion. It is contended in this thesis that a prosopographical study, both literary and statistical, of these convicts - a limited but representative group - reveals the motivation of the rebels better than a demographical study of all participants. Many of those taking up arms in the parishes south of Montreal in November 1838 were motivated by a deeply felt sense of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1977-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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