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The October Crisis, 1970 : an insider's view

Author: William Tetley
Publisher: Montréal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using now available documentation and his 1970 diary, William Tetley addresses important questions about the October Crisis. In a detailed analysis of the government's decision-making process, Tetley points out what most historical interpretations ignore: all but sixty of those apprehended were soon released, not a window was broken, and the calm that descended on Quebec and Canada has lasted for thirty-six  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Named Person: William Tetley; William Tetley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Tetley
ISBN: 9780773576605 0773576606
OCLC Number: 759196223
Language Note: Includes some text in French.
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 23 juin 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique (xxxviii, 274 p.))
Contents: 1. The setting --
2. The FLQ defined --
3. FLQ membership --
4. The FLQ manifesto --
5. Terrorists for hostages --
6. The petition of 14 October 1970 --
7. Calling in the army --
8. Apprehended insurrection --
9. The war measures act and the alternatives --
10. The war measures act : what went right --
11. The war measures act : what went wrong --
12. The reaction to the war measures act --
13. Provisional government --
14. Voices of calm, voices of panic --
15. The murder of Pierre Laporte --
16. The end of the violence --
17. Convening the national assembly? --
18. Was the crisis principally a Quebec matter? --
19. Federalism at work --
20. The Duchaine report --
21. Conclusions --
App. 1. Diary, 30 September-28 December 1970 --
App. 2. The twenty-three "political prisoners" and their crimes or the charges against them --
App. 3. The petition of the sixteen "eminent personalities" (English version) --
App. 4. Sentences of FLQ members involved in the crisis.
Responsibility: William Tetley.

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This first-hand account of a seminal Canadian crisis challenges the notion that civil rights and political liberties were unjustifiably restricted.  Read more...

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