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A Cultural History of Canada

Oct 4, 2020

In which we discuss the British investigation into the causes for the Rebellions... before they actually ended... and the controversial report by Lord Durham that resulted from it!

NOTE: Patrick refers to the report as "unofficial". It was considered official by the British and, for all intents and purposes, is. Patrick used that term because of the odd circumstances surrounding its creation, but that might not be clear for listeners. Also, Mackenzy swears a lot in this one (yes, I'm throwing him under the bus). Durham just brings out the worst in people! 


Sources & Further Reading: 

  • Buckner, Phillip A. The Transition to Responsible Government: British Policy in British North America, 1815–1850. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985. 
  • Burroughs, Peter. The Canadian Crisis and British Colonial Policy, 1828–1841. Toronto: Edward Arnold, 1972. 
  • Craig, G. M., ed. Lord Durham's Report. Ottawa, Ontario: Carleton University Press, 1992. 
  • Lambton, George John (Lord Durham). Report on the affairs of British North America, 1839. 
  • Martin, Ged. The Durham Report and British Policy: A Critical Essay. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1972.


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