A Guide to 1837

A History, a Play

by Peter Flaherty

The Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 and the life of William Lyon Mackenzie are key events in the history of Canada. This guide is written specifically to clarify these events for students of Canadian history and of Canadian literature.
The Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 and the life of William Lyon Mackenzie are key events in the history of Canada. This guide is written specifically to clarify these events for students of Canadian history and of Canadian literature.
For high school history courses, Rick Salutin's 1837: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Canadian Revolution continues to offer a sound basis for study of this important event. For English teachers, this guide indicates how Salutin's work can be used to deepen the readers' understanding of the structure, characters and plot of the play. For history teachers, it suggests how the play can be used to give a unique sense of the times and the issues involved in the events of 1837.
A Guide to 1837 is a useful tool to promote understanding of this key passage in Canadian history.

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