“Shame upon you as men!”: Contesting Authority in the Aftermath of Montreal’s Gavazzi Riot

@article{Horner2011ShameUY,
  title={“Shame upon you as men!”: Contesting Authority in the Aftermath of Montreal’s Gavazzi Riot},
  author={D. Horner},
  journal={Histoire sociale/Social history},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={29 - 52}
}
  • D. Horner
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Histoire sociale/Social history
  • The June 1853 appearance of Alessandro Gavazzi in Montreal provoked a violent sectarian riot that left 10 dead and many more wounded. The city’s French-Canadian and Irish elites were outraged that the charismatic anti-Catholic lecturer had been invited to the city by local Protestants. British Protestant elites, meanwhile, perceived the riot as an attack on free speech and on their vision of an orderly city. The debates that occurred in the aftermath of the riot provide a glimpse into the… CONTINUE READING