Patrician Liberal: The Public and Private Life of Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, 1829-1908

By J.I. Little

© 2013

Patrician Liberal examines the life and career of a neglected figure in Canadian history, Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière. This book provides a detailed account of Joly’s political career as Quebec premier, Cabinet minister in the Laurier government, and lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, as well as his public role as a French-speaking Protestant promoter of national unity, a leading spokesperson for the Canadian forest conservation movement, a Quebec seigneur, and father to a large and devoted family.

Joly’s life serves as a prism through which author J.I. Little elucidates important themes in Quebec and Canadian society, economy, politics, and culture during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. As Little reveals, Joly’s story is particularly fascinating for how closely the conflicting forces in his life – religious, cultural, and social – mirrored those of a Canadian society straining to forge a cohesive and distinctive national identity.

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  • Page Count: 400 pages
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Joly’s life serves as a prism through which author J.I. Little elucidates important themes in Quebec and Canadian society, economy, politics, and culture during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Patrician Liberal: The Public and Private Life of Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, 1829-1908

By J.I. Little

© 2013

Patrician Liberal examines the life and career of a neglected figure in Canadian history, Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière. This book provides a detailed account of Joly’s political career as Quebec premier, Cabinet minister in the Laurier government, and lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, as well as his public role as a French-speaking Protestant promoter of national unity, a leading spokesperson for the Canadian forest conservation movement, a Quebec seigneur, and father to a large and devoted family.

Joly’s life serves as a prism through which author J.I. Little elucidates important themes in Quebec and Canadian society, economy, politics, and culture during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. As Little reveals, Joly’s story is particularly fascinating for how closely the conflicting forces in his life – religious, cultural, and social – mirrored those of a Canadian society straining to forge a cohesive and distinctive national identity.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 400 pages
  • Illustrations: 27
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘The book is social history of highest order, written by one of our best practitioners in the field.’
    Michael Cross
    Canadian Historical Review, vol 95:02:2014

    Patrician Liberal is an excellent biography and an enjoyable read. J.I. Little not only tells a great story in this book, but also uses it to discuss larger issues about Canadian and Quebec society, politics, and culture. Very well researched and nicely contextualized, Patrician Liberal will be an important book that contributes to significant historiographical debates.”


    Michel Ducharme, Department of History, University of British Columbia

    Patrician Liberal is a groundbreaking biography of a fascinating individual, Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, who broke many of the stereotypes of his time. In this very significant contribution to research, J.I Little weaves together the various facets of Joly de Lotbinière’s life and career – no easy undertaking given the breadth of his fields of endeavour. His life is also well-integrated within the social, intellectual, economic, and political framework of this era, allowing him to emerge as a very real, empathetic person.”


    Ken Munro, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta
  • Author Information

    J.I. Little is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University.
  • Table of contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Conversion standards
    Genealogical line
    Map
    Illustrations

    Introduction

    Chapter One: Blood and Soil

    Chapter Two: Family Man

    Chapter Three: Seigneur and Lumberman

    Chapter Four: Liberal Deputy

    Chapter Five: Quebec Premier

    Chapter Six: Promoter of National Unity

    Chapter Seven: Forest Conservationist

    Chapter Eight: Laurier Cabinet Minister

    Chapter Nine: Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia

    Conclusion

    Bibliography
    Index

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