Religion, Family, and Community in Victorian Canada: The Colbys of Carrollcroft

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2005 - History - 278 pages
Van Die, a sympathetic and perceptive observer and a gifted and deft interpreter, describes the lives of the Colbys of Carrollcroft - members of Canada's emerging economic elite who were active in the local community, public life, and politics - drawing attention to the links connecting domestic religion and private life, business concerns, and social change in one family's life over three generations.
 

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Contents

God Identity and Family
15
Dr Moses Colby c 183o
28
The Convergence of Moral
42
Religion Women and the
61
Harriet Hattie Child Colby 1859
62
Emily Strong Colby C 1861
70
William Benton Colby with daughter Mary c 1864
78
Religion and the Spirit of Capitalism
83
Colby and Child family picnic 191o
113
Abby Charles William Jessie and John Colby c 1885
119
Family Community and Religion
125
Methodist Centenary Church Stanstead rebuilt after
139
The Village of Stanstead Plain c 19o5
145
Protestants Social Harmony and Moral Order
149
Charles Carroll Colby 1867
152
Charles Carroll Colby 1890 attired as president of the Privy
174

Carrollcroft home to four generations of Colbys
86
Hattie Colby and Harriet Alice c 187o
95
The Christian Home
101
Hattie and Charles Colby 1895
182
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Marguerite Van Die is a member of the history department and head of Theological Studies, Queen's Theological College.

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