The Quiet Revolution (La Révolution tranquille) (2767 words)

Historical Context Essay


The phrase “Quiet Revolution” appeared for the first time in February 1963 in The Globe and Mail, a newspaper based in Toronto. By using this expression, the journalist Anne MacDermot aimed to describe the economic and social changes that had taken place in Quebec during the 1960s. Translated into French by “Révolution tranquille”, the phrase was quickly incorporated into Quebec’s vocabulary. In February 1963, André Langevin used it in an article published in Maclean’s Magazine: “Le Québec, pour se rendre au terme de sa révolution tranquille aura besoin de toutes ses ressources” [“Quebec will need all its resources to get to the end of …

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Ali, Suzette. "The Quiet Revolution (La Révolution tranquille)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 November 2017
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