Peasant, Lord, and Merchant: Rural Society in Three Quebec Parishes 1740-1840 by Allan GreerPeasant, Lord, and Merchant: Rural Society in Three Quebec Parishes 1740-1840 by Allan Greer

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

byAllan Greer

Paperback | October 1, 1985

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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 produce grown throught their own efforts on their own lands. How the family-based economy operated and how the household was reproduced over the generations through marriage, birth, inheritance, and colonization, together form a major focus of this study.

Allan Greer is a Professor in the Department of History at McGill University.
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Title:Peasant, Lord, and Merchant: Rural Society in Three Quebec Parishes 1740-1840Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:October 1, 1985Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802065783

ISBN - 13:9780802065780

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'Greer [writes] with passion, ingenuity, and force.' - American Historical Review