43 - Thomas D'Arcy McGee: Advocating a 'New Nationality'


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In which we discuss a famous poet and politician that allows us to address the Fenians, the further establishment of Irish-Canadians, and who fully leads us into Confederation!!

NOTE: I forgot to mention that the person who was accused of shooting McGee was called Patrick J. Whelan. Thought it was important to include it.


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Further Reading:

  • Ashe, Ian. “Thomas D’arcy Mcgee - Ireland's Lost Patriot And Canada’s Assassinated Hero.” History Ireland, vol. 28, no. 2, 2020, pp. 6–7. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/26915165.
  • Burns, Robin B. “D'Arcy McGee and the Fenians: A Study of the Interaction between Irish Nationalism and the American Environment.” University Review, vol. 4, no. 3, 1967, pp. 260–273. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25504793.
  • D’Arcy McGee, Thomas. The poems of Thomas D’arcy McGee, D & J Sadlier, 1869. https://www.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.09480/15?r=0&s=1
  • Gillespie, A.C.F. Thomas D’Arcy McGee: The Idealist, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, 2017. https://macdonaldlaurier.ca/files/pdf/MIConfederationSeriesMcGeeF_Web.pdf
  • O'Leary, Daniel. “Irish-Canadian Identity, Imperial Nationalism: Irish Book History and Print Culture in Victorian Quebec.” The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 33, no. 1, 2007, pp. 61–66. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25515661.
  • Wilson, David A. “A Rooted Horror: Thomas D'Arcy McGee and Secret Societies, 1845-68.” The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 31, no. 1, 2005, pp. 45–51. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25515558.
  • Wilson, David A. “Thomas D'Arcy McGee's Wexford Speech of 1865: Reflections on Revolutionary Republicanism and the Irish in North America.” The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 26/27, 2000, pp. 9–24. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25515346.

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