HIST 124 Lecture Notes - Celtic Nations, Thirteen Colonies, Precondition

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A pre-condition of liberal capitalism: europe shovels out its paupers. Week 8: setting the stage for liberal capitalism: immigration, 1760-1850 29 october, 2012: paupers and other peeps. Maritimes get 2000, 2000 move to qu bec, 7500 move to east ontario. Loyalists get province of upper canada, 1791 constitutional act: the loyalist myth: a conservative canada. Myth: people of delicate breeding, high social status, bring conservative political attitude to canada, elitist, believed hierarchical systems. Truth: humble artisans and farmers, many were free blacks and escaped slaves, 200 loyalists natives (6 nations iroquois), some were well to do and brought slaves with them (minority: class and race: the loyalists in shelburne, ns. May 4, 1783 ships carry 3037 loyalists, eventually grew to 6835, 4th largest settlement in east. Jails, prisons, dungeons, inns, taverns, 29 taverns in the little town, was supposed to be the citadel which would vindicate the loyalists against the americans.

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