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The imperial challenge : Quebec and Britain in the age of the American Revolution

Author: Philip Lawson
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Philip Lawson examines the profound effect that the conquest of Quebec had on British politics and imperial thought in the years leading to the signing of the Quebec Act in 1774.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Lawson
ISBN: 0773506985 9780773506985 0773512055 9780773512054
OCLC Number: 32344864
Description: x, 192 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The conquest of Quebec and peace-making, 1759-63; policy and mythology, 1763-64; a troublesome task - the first year of civil government in Quebec; the true spirit of a lawful sovereign - the Rockingham ministry and Quebec 1765-66; the lost years, 1766-70; The quiet Revolution, 1770-73; an elastic spirit in our constitution - differing British views on the passage of the Quebec Act in 1774.
Responsibility: Philip Lawson.

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"Lawson expertly explains how and why the political problem posed by the conquest of Canada helped to begin the transformation of British politics." Julian Gwyn, Ottawa Citizen. "This important book Read more...

 
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