Educating the Neglected Majority is Richard Jarrells pioneering survey of the attempt to develop and diffuse agricultural and technical education in nineteenth-century Canadas most populous regions. It explores the efforts and achievements of educators legislators and manufacturers as they responded to the rapid changes resulting from the Industrial Revolution. Identifying the resources that the state philanthropic organizations pri- vate schools moral reform societies and churches harnessed to implement technical education for the rural and industrial working classes Jarrell illuminates the formal and informal learning networks of Upper Canada Ontario and Lower CanadaQuebec at this time. As these colonial societies moved towards mechanization industrialization and nationhood their edu- cational leaders looked to US and British developments in pedagogy and technology to create academic journals collges classiques evening classes libraries mechanics institutes museums specialist societies and womens institutes. Supervising these varied activities were legislatures and provincial boards where key gures such as E.-A. Barnard J.-B. Meilleur and Egerton Ryerson played dominant roles. Portraying the powerful hopes and sometimes unrealistic dreams that motivated energetic and determined reformers Educating the Neglected Majority presents Ontario and Quebecs response to the powerful industrial and demographic forces that were reshaping the North Atlantic world. Richard A. Jarrell 19462013 was professor in the Faculty of Science at York University. There are many analyses of Tractarianism a nineteenth-century form of Anglicanism that emphasized its Catholic origins but how did people in the colonies react to the High Church movement Beating against the Wind a study in nineteenth-century vernacular spirituality emphasizes the power of faith on a shifting frontier in a transatlantic world. Focusing on people living along the Newfoundland and Labrador coast Calvin Hollett presents a nuanced perspective on popular resistance to the colonial emissary Bishop Edward Feild and his spiritual regimen of order silence and solemnity. Whether by outright opposing Bishop Feild or by simply ignoring his wishes and views or by brokering a hybrid style of Gothic architecture the people of Newfoundland and Labrador demon- strated their independence in the face of an attempt at hierarchical ascen- dency upon the arrival of Tractarianism in British North America. Instead they continued to practise evangelical Anglicanism and participate in Methodist revivals and thereby negotiated a popular Protestantism one often infused with the spirituality of other seafarers from Nova Scotia and New England. Exploring the interaction between popular spirituality and religious authority Beating against the Wind challenges the traditional claim of Feilds success in bringing Tractarianism to the colony while exploring the resistance to Feilds initiatives and the reasons for his disappointments. Calvin Hollett holds a PhD in history from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is the author of Shouting Embracing and Dancing with Ecstasy The Growth of Methodism in Newfoundland 17741874. 3 0 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Studies in the History of Religion May 2016 978-0-7735-4736-0 44.95A 44.95A 30.99 paper 978-0-7735-4735-3 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 480pp 22 bw photos Ebook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2016 978-0-7735-4738-4 37.95A 37.95A 25.99 paper 978-0-7735-4737-7 120.00S 120.00S 83.00 cloth 6 x 9 456pp 19 tables Ebook available Educating the Neglected Majority The Struggle for Agricultural and Technical Education in Nineteenth- Century Ontario and Quebec richard a. jarrell A history of the heroic and sometimes abortive efforts to provide education for farmers and tradespeople in Victorian central Canada. C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y H I S T O R Y O F R E L I G I O NC A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y E D U C AT I O N Beating against the Wind Popular Opposition to Bishop Feild and Tractarianism in Newfoundland and Labrador calvin hollett A study of a popular colonial spirituality confronted by High Anglican church hierarchy.