Toronto the Belfast of Canada (Kindle)

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Sions and its occasional bouts of rioting and mayhemHaving recently visited Toronto and falling in love with the city I thought I would read books on the history of the city and Canada in general I didn t realise this was going to be as scholarly as it was but it certainly didn t detract from the information the presentation of the information was just a little dry to be read for pleasureLearning the history of the Orange Order the Irish Protestants that dominated Toronto politics in the late 19th century and the collapse of that group certainly made for interesting reading This book also goes on to show the lingering effects still on show todayA decent enough book just not something I would recommend for a light readPaulAR. Of militant Protestantism loyalism and monarchism One of Canada’s foremost experts on the Orange Order Smyth analyses the Orange Order’s influence between 1850 and 1950 the city’s freuent public displays of sectarian tensions and its occasional bouts of rioting and mayhe.

Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Because this is an academic study the tone of this book is rather dry and there are a great many statistical charts and population numbers thrown at the reader Smyth details the rise of the Orange Order ie Protestant Irish and how the group rose and lost power in the city of Toronto It is an interesting book if you have visited the city or I suppose live there because you can still see physical manifestations of what Smyth is detailing in the city itself Of particular interest is the conflict with the Catholic Irish shortly after the Second World War But it is a rather dry read I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review In late nineteenth century Toron. In late nineteenth century Toronto municipal politics were so dominated by the Irish Protestants of the Orange Order that the city was nown as the “Belfast of Canada” For almost a century virtually every mayor of Toronto was an Orangeman and the anniversary of the Battle

To municipal politics were so dominated by the Irish Protestants of the Orange Order that the city was nown as the Belfast of Canada For almost a century virtually every mayor of Toronto was an Orangeman and the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne was a civic holiday Toronto the Belfast of Canada explores the intolerant origins of today s cosmopolitan cityUsing lodge membership lists census data and municipal records William J Smyth details the Orange Order s role in creating Toronto s municipal culture of militant Protestantism loyalism and monarchism One of Canada s foremost experts on the Orange Order Smyth analyses the Orange Order s influence between 1850 and 1950 the city s freuent public displays of sectarian ten. F the Boyne was a civic holiday Toronto the Belfast of Canada explores the intolerant origins of today’s cosmopolitan cityUsing lodge membership lists census data and municipal records William J Smyth details the Orange Order’s role in creating Toronto’s municipal culture.

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Toronto the Belfast of Canada (Kindle)