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Published: 06 March 2020

448 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198851813

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The Formal and Informal Politics of British Rule In Post-Conquest Quebec, 1760-1837

A Northern Bastille

Nancy Christie

  • Provides the first comprehensive study of British imperial governance in Quebec since the 1960s
  • Significantly revises the master-narrative of the British Conquest as a benign integration of French Canadians into the empire
  • Offers the first systematic analysis of first-person depositions from over 20,000 court cases to study state formation from the bottom-up
  • Examines a range of themes including the experience of the American Revolution, out-of-doors political opposition, the links between colonial governance and masculinity, the expanding world of consumption as a civilizing influence, and the relations of masters and servants as part of the reassertion of a politics of counterrevolution