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John George Lambton, First Earl of Durham

Title

John George Lambton, First Earl of Durham

Subject

Canada
History
French-English relations
Lord Durham's Report
religion

Description

This is a photograph of ohn George Lambton, First Earl of Durham. Lord Durham was the Governor General of British North America from 1837 to 1838. He was sent to British North America to investigate the causes of the 1837 rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada. His subsequent report placed the responsibility for the rebellions squarely on "racial" differences between the English and French. His proposed response was cultural assassination of the French into the English character in order to create unity in the colony.

Source

Library and Archives Canada/Accession No. 1984-79

Publisher

Library and Archives Canada/Accession No. 1984-79

Date

Unknown

Rights

Public domain
Library and Archives Canada/Accession No. 1984-79

Relation

Link to key portions of Lord Durham's Report via www.canadahistory.com: http://www.canadahistory.com/sections/People/notes/Durham%20Report.html

Format

image file/jpeg

Language

English

Type

still image

Original Format

Photograph

Files

photo lord durham.jpg

Citation

“John George Lambton, First Earl of Durham,” Exhibits, accessed December 3, 2023, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2364.