Voice of the Vanishing Minority: Robert Sellar and the Huntingdon Gleaner, 1863-1919

Voice of the Vanishing Minority: Robert Sellar and the Huntingdon Gleaner, 1863-1919

By: Robert Hill (author)Paperback

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In his newspaper and his book, The Tragedy of Quebec, Sellar lamented the exodus of Quebec's English-speaking farmers from the Eastern Townships, attributing it to the frenchification of the region. His provocative views were shared by grass-roots supporters in Ontario and the Prairies but were largely dismissed as Anglo-Protestant francophobia and bigotry. Drawing on Sellar's diary, the Gleaner, and a wealth of other original materials, Robert Hill recounts Sellar's one-man crusade for English rights in Quebec, a crusade for which he endured obloquy, legal harassment, physical violence, arson, clerical condemnation, loss of family, and the indifferent support of the people he was championing. Exploring the earliest origins of "English exodus" and the English-speaking minority rights battle in Quebec, Voice of the Vanishing Minority makes for timely reading in light of recent developments in Quebec.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773520110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780773520110
  • ISBN10: 0773520112

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