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Author Rudin, Ronald.

Title Founding fathers : the celebration of Champlain and Laval in the streets of Quebec, 1878-1908 / Ronald Rudin
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents The discovery and display of Mgr de Laval, 1877-1878 -- A monument for Champlain, 1879-1898 -- Immortalizing Laval, 1878-1908 -- Champlain's tercentenary? -- epilogue: Champlain and Laval beyond the summer of 1908
Summary "Based largely on the archival documents left behind by the lay and ecclesiastical leaders who organized the celebrations of Champion and Laval, Ronald Rudin's study describes the complicated process of staging these spectacles. The vast array of leaders - lay and clerical, French- and English-speaking - rarely saw eye to eye about either the form or the goal of commemorative celebration. Accordingly, the tens of thousands who came out to view these affairs witnessed events with numerous messages. An examination of the four spectacles, which took place over a period of thirty years, provides an opportunity to view both changes in the nature of commemorative celebrations across the western world and tensions within Canadian society."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Champlain, Samuel de, 1574-1635 -- Anniversaries, etc.
Champlain, Samuel de, 1574-1635 -- Monuments -- Québec (Province) -- Québec.
Laval, François de, Saint, 1623-1708 -- Anniversaries, etc.
Laval, François de, Saint, 1623-1708 -- Monuments -- Québec (Province) -- Québec.
Québec (Québec) -- Anniversaries, etc.
Québec (Québec) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- History.
Québec (Québec) -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Québec (Québec) -- History -- 19th century.
Québec (Québec) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004270282
ISBN 1282022733
1442675020 (electronic bk.)
9781442675025 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)