Ontario and Quebec's Irish Pioneers

Farmers, Labourers, and Lumberjacks
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Author(s): Lucille H. Campey
Series: Irish in Canada Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Sep 08, 2018
Product Number: EB00787210
Released: Nov 11, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781459740860
Publisher: Dundurn
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Description

The compelling story of Canada's Irish pioneers, revealing the enormous scope of their achievements. Beginning in the eighteenth century, an increasing number of Irish people sought the better life that Ontario and Quebec offered. Set free from the stifling economic and social constraints that held them back in their homeland, they prospered. And yet, strangely enough, they continue to be mourned as victims. In this second book of the Irish in Canada series, Lucille Campey takes on the victim-ridden mythology of destitute Irish immigrants fleeing the famine of the 1840s. In fact, the Irish influx to Quebec and Ontario began a century earlier. Comprehensive and extensive research has been distilled to produce an informative and lively account of this great immigration saga, whose roots date back to the time of the British Conquest of New France in 1763.

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