Between Damnation and Starvation

Between Damnation and Starvation

Priests and Merchants in Newfoundland Politics, 1745-1855

eBook - 1999
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"Until the 1950s and 1960s Newfoundland was characterized by an electoral map drawn to denominational specifications, with cabinet and civil service positions allocated on a per capita sectarian basis, and government expenditures divided according to denominational proportions of the total population. It was not until 1997 that the Canadian constitution was amended to remove the denominational rights of Newfoundland churches regarding education, erasing the last vestiges of a uniquely organized society. While some scholars have focused on various aspects of the denominational origins of the education system, and others have revealed the influence of religion on the electoral results of the pre-1864 period, Between Damnation and Starvation offers an in-depth look at the foundation and structure of Newfoundland's sectarian establishment."--Jackets.
Publisher: Montreal, Qué. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780773567962
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 339 pages, [7] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits.


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