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McGill University
HIST 203
Jarrett Rudy

HIST 203 Lecture 4-2 4/2/2013 10:07:00 AM Essay  Notes: Produce handwritten, computer notes for sources along with paper. Demonstrate reaching final paper  Historiography: Read other accounts of same event. Situate my account based on previous papers Quiet Revolution (1960-1980)  Election of 1960, Quebec taking a different path. Jean Lesage and Liberals elected, marking the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. Marks a period of vast transformation in Quebec, where in the eyes of Francophone Quebec society was decolonized  Definition o Quiet Revolution describes the relatively non-violent, rapid political, institutional, social, and cultural changes that occurred in Quebec during the 1960s and 1970s o An attempt to reverse the process of decolonization of the majority of Quebec’s population.  Maurice Duplessis o Member of Quebec Legislative Assembly from Trois Rivieres. o Leader of Union Nationale o Quebec Premier 1936-1939, 1944-1959 o Refuses federal grants to universities (1951), viciously anti- union, against welfare state, pro-big business, intensely catholic, autocratic.  Protecting provincial jurisdiction by refusing education grants, seen as keeping Quebecers uneducated  Worked with unions to support his agenda, cracks down on unions pushing their members agenda further than he sought proper  Autocratic – cracked down on opponents such as minority religious groups or others, able to do so by being provincial attorney general simultaneously o Richard Riot  Cause of the riot was due to the attendance of Clarence Campbell NHL Commissioner, having just suspended Rocket Richard due to an illegal hit. Riots broke out after the game. Richard symbolized the Quebec people  Jean Lesage (1912-1980) o Quebec lawyer o Leads Quebec Liberal Party from 1958 o Premier 1960
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