Quebec Studies

The Montreal Emigrant Society

Quebec Studies (2016), 62, (1), 3–23.

Abstract

The response to a surge of emigration from Britain to British North America in the early nineteenth century created a number of emigrant societies in Lower and Upper Canada. In Montreal, the Montreal Emigrant Society began in 1820. Cholera, which citizens of Montreal identified with emigration, spurred a renewed Emigrant Society in 1831. By the later 1840s, its work had been in the main replaced by the growing role of government.

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Coleman, Brian