Paternalism and Politics: Sir Francis Bond Head, the Orange Order, and the Election of 1836

  title={Paternalism and Politics: Sir Francis Bond Head, the Orange Order, and the Election of 1836},
  author={Sean T. Cadigan},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={319 - 347}
  • Sean T. Cadigan
  • Published 1 September 1991
  • Political Science
  • The Canadian Historical Review
maintenance of the imperial connection. On the basis of this belief, the lieutenant-governor acted in ways that polarized Upper Canadian politics on the issue of loyalty to bring about a favourable resolution for the Tory faction.' Subsequent work variously characterized Head as a fool, as a self-defined political cavalier, or as a thug who rigged elections through violence and intimidation in the cause of Upper Canadian loyalism versus American republicanism. • Recent work still leaves Head as… 

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