Le conservatisme canadien-français au XiXe siècle : accéder autrement à la modernité
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AbstractIn reaction to the ideas of the French revolution, conservative thought proposed an alternative view of modernity. After the failure of the republican rebellion which took place in Lower-Canada in the years 1837-38, the French-Canadian elite came to consider principles like unity, prosperity and morality, inspired by the conservative ethos, as the core of a doctrine which dominated political life in Quebec until the Quiet Revolution began in 1960. This text tries to demonstrate that, by promoting these principles, the French-Canadian elite did not reject modernity per se, but rather chose another path to fulfill its technical and philosophical promises.