Oatmeal and the Catechism:  Scottish Gaelic Settlers  in Quebec

Oatmeal and the Catechism: Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec

Specifications

  • Author(s): Margaret Bennett
  • Genre(s): Cultural Studies Folklore History: Canadian History Quebec Studies History: Canadian: Quebec
  • Publisher: John Donald, Edinburgh and McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal
  • ISBN: 978-0-85976-574-1

Description

This book  records the oral history, folklore and folklife of a group of emigrants from the Outer Hebrides who settled in Quebec during the 19th century.  Most were crofting families from the Isle of Lewis who had suffered the severe effects of the potato famine of 1846—51.  As a solution to the increasing pressures on landlords and government relief bodies, they were offered free passage to ‘Lower Canada’ (Quebec) and given land grants in the Eastern Townships by the British American Land Company.  To this day, the map of Quebec shows place names such as Stornoway, Tolsta, Ness and Dell testifying to the link to the homeland...
Award winner of the Clio awards for Quebec of the Canadian Historical Association/Société historique du Canada, 1999.

Contents

1.  Canada, Land of Opportunity

2.  Homesteading in the Eastern Townships

3.  Making a Living

4.  In Sickness and in Health

5.  Faith of our Fathers

6.  Traditions of the Taigh Ceilidh

7.  Foodways of Yesterday and Today

8.  Mostly Women's Work

9.  Customs

10.  Conclusions

11.  Postscripc: Some Food for Thought

Bibliography
Index

 

 

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Scottish History April 11, 2008
Format:Paperback
Oatmeal and the Catechism: Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec My grandparents came to Canada in the late 1800s from Lewis, Scotland. When I saw this book title, I was hoping for information about life in those early days. I was absolutely thrilled to discover the book included the story of my gandmother and her sister, their journey from Scotland, and their life in Canada. I have communicated with the author, and hope to meet her some day. For me, this book is a treasure!!!!!!!

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