D'Arcy McGee: Irish Patriot? Canadian Nationalist

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    Introduction, resources
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    New Canada, confederation, McGees involvement
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    Mozart joke, applies to McGee as well, loyalty
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    Birthplace, early life, family history, Irish intensity and interest from his mother
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    Morgan family legend
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    Boston Pilot, St Marys College
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    Preaching temperance
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    Story about working, getting fired, return to Ireland, meeting Charles Gavin Duffy, who defended him all the way through
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    Rebellion, hardly a rebellion, he was given job of organizing the Irish from Scotland
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    His job in America as trying to educate, church blamed for lack of support, discrimination against Irish people, tried to get Irish to lead cities, tried to get them to move to burgeoning areas
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    Came to Ontario, met Father Gordon, saw the kind of Canada. Kept up on literature, saw literature as a base for giving people a sense of themselves, was one of first proponents for distinctly Canadian literature
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    Fenians, come to NY, John Mitchell very violent
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    Great vision for life in America, advocating for manifest destiny idea, Canada should give up association to the crown, then came to Canada and changed his mind
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    Politics, McGee didnt like violence, was unlike Mitchell. Found Gavin Duffy in Ireland, returned to America, then came to Canada
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    Arrived in Montreal, became part of Canada, 1850s gang wars in NY, was surprised to know that Canada was accepting of religions and mixing of religions. He had openness to others and respected others. Confederation, he advocated for a province given over to aboriginals. If things happening in Canada would happen in Ireland, Ireland would have been better
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    1858 elected to Canadian government party, became influential, member of Canada
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    War starting, fighting confederacy, American civil war. He organized the Irish. Incidents of raiding by Irish, McGee said these people deserve hanging but he wouldnt advocate capital punishment, humanitarianism impact
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    Saw the opportunity to have British north american provinces join together, realized that upper and lower canada, they wouldnt have sufficient strength unless linked up with british north american provinces-NS had 2nd largest fleet. McGee advocates for intercolonial railway. Urged confederation
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    Gave lectures on history of the Irish, was friends with Joseph Howe, and Tupper, when Howe turned against confederation, McGee tried to convince him against the attitude, but realized Tupper and Howe had an egotistical feud
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    Tupper government, promised McGee a seat, but only one anglophone seat out of four, trading of positions from Quebec to NS
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    Catholic school charter British North America act, vague terminology, limited funding until 15 years before
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    Called Irishmen a fool, believes from then on, Dylan had made himself a marked man
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    Tape drop
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    Montreal population, antagonism against McGee, running for parliament, very violent election, McGee winning, violent attacks people coming after McGee, McGee had vascular disease in his legs, assassination
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    Joe Howes plea against confederation for maritimes, Patrick Whelan
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    Story about NYE, Whelan and Falon going to McGees house, told of threats of burning the house down, suspicions, thought that Whelan and Falon were plotting to murder McGee
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    McGee back to Ottawa, left parliament late, McGees assassination, still some suspicion about who shot him. He was buried on Easter Monday
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    Question period-making cabinet, politics, Quebec conference, newspapers, repealing, Fenian movement
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    Closing comments