Rome in Canada: The Vatican and Canadian Affairs in the Late Victorian Age
Published: June 1990© 1990
320 Pages, 6.00 x 9.01 x 0.89 in, 12 b&w illustrations
In the three decades after Confederation, an aggressive Anglo-Saxon nationalism struggled to imprint its cultural model on the emerging Canadian state. It was countered by a defensive French-Canadian nationalism chiefly articulated by a majority within the Roman Catholic clergy. In this study Roberto Perin explores the role of the Vatican in this struggle, and in the political, religious, and cultural life of Canada during this period.