Peasant, Lord, and Merchant: Rural Society in Three Quebec Parishes 1740-1840
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Peasant, Lord, and Merchant: Rural Society in Three Quebec Parishes 1740-1840

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Rural life in pre-industrial Quebec was essentially organized around a feudal society. Allan Greer takes a close look at the at society and its economy in three parishes in Lower Richelieu valley - Sorel, St Ours, and St Denis - from 1740 to 1840. He finds a pronounced pattern of household self-sufficiency; as in other peasant societies, the habitants lived mainly from pro...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by University of Toronto Press (first published 1985)
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