This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837 and 1838 left many legacies. Few accounts of those who took part record the plight of the Patriotes who for their actions were exiled to penal colonies in Australia. Codice inventario libreria
The Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837 and 1838 left many legacies. Few accounts of those who took part record the plight of the Patriotes who for their actions were exiled to penal colonies in Australia.
One of these was Francois-Maurice Lepailleur, a baliff from Chateauguay. Condemned to death by a court-martial of dubious legality, his sentence was commuted to transportation for life, and he sailed with 57 other Patriotes for New South Wales in September 1839. More than five years were to pass before they left the "Land of a Thousand Sorrows" for home.
Written secretly at Longbottom prison, Lepailleur's day-to-day journal is a unique document. As a camp sentry he observed conditions both inside and outside the prison. His daily record comments on beatings, thefts, marital relations, wages and prices. A detailed acount is given of corrupt officialdom and police brutality, of the hatred inspired by collaborators and the solace brought by religion and the kindliness of neighbours and the clergy. Above all, Lepailleur conveys the emotional dimensions of the experience and the gradual degeneration of the human spirit.
More than a moving testimony of prison life, the Journal gives unusual insight into the intimate concerns, character and mentality of the 19th century Canadien. It also reveals much about the personalities of the "popular" leaders of the Rebellions - a little known group in Canadian history.
About the Author: F. Murray Greenwood is assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia. Deciphering Lepailleur's unpunctuated manuscript with its idiomatic and phonetically rendered French was a major undertaking. Professor Greenwood's translation and annotations will be welcomed by students of Australian and Canadian history and by all those concerned with human feelings in adversity.
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Descrizione libro Univ of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1980. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: About Fine. First Edition. The Australian prison journal, 1840-1842, of the exiled Canadien patriote, Francois-Maurice Lepailleur [1806-1891]. Lepailleur was transported to Australia as a result of his part in the 1827 Rebellions inUpper and Lower Canada. Translated and edited by F. Murray Greenwood. xxxvi, 174 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, and there is no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is very nearly similar. Weight, 500g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 047016
Descrizione libro University of British Columbia Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0774801239I5N00
Descrizione libro University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good-. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good-. First Edition. Edgewear to mylar protected dustjacket. Underling to text in ink. ; 9.5" tall; 174 pages. Codice libro della libreria 8370
Descrizione libro University of British Columbia Press, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0774801239