The History of Quebec: A Patriot’s Handbook
Bergeron, Leandre. The History of Quebec: A Patriot’s handbook. Toronto, NC Press, 1971. 243 p. Illus.
- frontispiece - “Battle of St. Eustache, 1837”
- p. 8 - “Wild Rice”
- p. 14 - “The First Prescription in Canada, 1536”
- p. 21 - “Tenants paying their yearly dues...”
- p. 76 - “Legislative buildings”
- p. 91 - "Rebels drilling in North York in autumn, 1837”
- p. 138 - “Louis Riel and his Council 1870”
- p. 238 - 239 ‘Appendix II. "Publisher’s statement regarding the C.W. Jefferys historical drawings.” “C.W. Jefferys’ historical drawings are the most accurate and comprehensive depiction of our history – truly a national treasure.” Etc.
- p. 240-243 - Appendix III. An open letter to W.O. Twaits Chairman of the Board, Imperial Oil ” “ Your recent actions show that national treasures such as the Jefferys drawings must be removed from the private possession of companies like yours to the National Archives or a public museum where they will be freely available to all of the Canadian people.” Etc. Among those who signed this open letter: Gail Dexter, Rene Levesque, Barry Lord, Jacques Parizeau
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"The History of Quebec a Patriote's Handbook was a very detailed and interesting book. It helped to understand what the FLQ terrorists had in mind during their time in Quebec. This book talks about how the French Canadians believe that they are a minority which has never held a respectable place in society and has been fighting for one for over 400 years. This novel will help any reader to see their ideas and the bias with which it has been written makes it extremely interesting for any reader."