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"The Patriots and the People"
A review of Allan Greer's "The Patriots and the People: The Rebellion of 1837 in Rural Lower Canada".
# 141353 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Canadian Studies (History, Culture)


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The paper relates that Allan Greer's monograph "The Patriots and the People: The Rebellion of 1837 in Rural Lower Canada" represents an effort to reconceptualise the events of an important period in Canadian history: the rebellion of 1837-1838 in Lower Canada. The paper describes how in the opening of his work, Greer "locates" his treatment of this period in history within the historical literature of the time which, he notes, focuses primarily upon the bourgeois elite of the "Patriots" party and largely overlooks the role of the rural population in these events (Greer x-xi). The paper discusses how in contrast, Greer emphasizes the significance of the radicalism of Lower Canada's rural population in this rebellion; contextualizing it in terms of other historical rural revolutionary situations. The paper explains that Greer's thesis is that a full understanding of this event must both recognize its revolutionary aspect as well as appreciate the very important role played by social factors - as opposed to purely economic causes - in radicalizing Lower Canada's rural population at the time.

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"Allan Greer's monograph "The Patriots and the People: The Rebellion of 1837 in Rural Lower Canada" represents an effort to reconceptualise the events of an important period in Canadian history: the rebellion of 1837-1838 in Lower Canada. In the opening of his work, Greer "locates" his treatment of this period in history within the historical literature of the time which, he notes, focuses primarily upon the bourgeois elite of the "Patriots" party and largely overlooks the role of the rural population in these..."

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