Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2008

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia



Fenian Raids


D. C. MASTERS, "Fenian Raids", in W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada , Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 328-329.

Lawrence J. BURPEE, "Fenian Raids", in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Canadian History, Toronto , Oxford University Press, 1926, 699p., pp. 193-194.

The events of 1866 and 1870 are described by captain John A. Macdonald (not to be confused with the father of confederation) in his book Troublous Times in Canada. History of the Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1870, Toronto, W. S. Johnson & Co., 1910, 255p. Several copies of the book are available on the web:

Canadian Genealogy edition (HTML edition)

Wikipedia edition (HTML edition)

Internet Archives (PDF image edition)


Consult the article on Fenians by Hereward SENIOR at the Canadian Encyclopedia. For the european background to fenianism, see this page. Also David A. WILSON, The Fenians in Canada.

© 2008 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College