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Governing through Education. ; Politics, Schooling and Insurrection in Colonial Canada.

Author: Bruce Curtis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Ruling by Schooling Quebec provides a rich and detailed account of colonial politics from 1760 to 1841 by following repeated attempts to school the people.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Curtis
ISBN: 9781442610491 1442610492
OCLC Number: 815761996
Awards: Winner of Clio Prize (Quebec) awarded by the Canadian Historical Association 2013 (Canada)
Winner of Institut d'histoire de L'Amerique francaise - Prix Lionel-Groulx 1931 (Canada)
Winner of Political History Group Book Prize awarded by Canadian Historical Association 2013 (Canada)
Commended for John Porter Book Award awarded by Canadian Sociological Association 2014 (Canada)
Short-listed for Canada Prize in the Humanities awarded by Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014 (Canada)
Short-listed for John A. Macdonald Prize awarded by Canadian Historical Association 2013 (Canada)
Description: 576 pages
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One. The Battle Between the Sword and the Mouth Chapter Two. The Eunuch in the Harem: School Politics, 1793-1829 Chapter Three. The Colonial 'Monitorial Moment' Chapter Four. Creating a 'Taste for Education' in the Countryside, 1829-36 Chapter Five. Schooling the People, 1829-36 Chapter Six. The Normal School Chapter Seven. Governmentality and the 'Social' Science Chapter Eight. Governing through Education Conclusion Appendices A: Legislation for Rural Elementary Schooling in Lower Canada B: Robert Armour Jr. (1806-45) C: Stephen Randal's 1838 Educational Proposals D: Christopher Dunkin's Draft School Ordinance of 1840

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'This deep analysis of early nineteenth-century Quebec will fuel debate about the complex origins of public schooling not only in the St. Lawrence Valley but elsewhere in North America as well.' -- Read more...

 
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