The History of Canada Series: the Destiny of Canada: Mcdonald, Laurier And The Election Of 1891 [NOOK Book]

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It was Sir John A. Macdonald's last campaign. His Conservatives had dominated Canadian politics since Confederation. Their National Policy, which protected Canadian manufacturers from foreign competition, was well established and affection for the "Old Man" was deep and widespread. The Liberal leader, Wilfrid Laurier, was new in the job and uncertain that a Roman Catholic from Quebec had any chance of winning votes outside his home province. But Macdonald's decision to hang Louis Riel had split the country, the ...
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The History of Canada Series: the Destiny of Canada: Mcdonald, Laurier And The Election Of 1891

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Overview

It was Sir John A. Macdonald's last campaign. His Conservatives had dominated Canadian politics since Confederation. Their National Policy, which protected Canadian manufacturers from foreign competition, was well established and affection for the "Old Man" was deep and widespread. The Liberal leader, Wilfrid Laurier, was new in the job and uncertain that a Roman Catholic from Quebec had any chance of winning votes outside his home province. But Macdonald's decision to hang Louis Riel had split the country, the economy was in the doldrums, and a movement in support of free trade with the United States gave the Liberals hope.

In this richly textured narrative, Christopher Pennington spins a colourful tale of a country poised to make a momentous choice and of nineteenth century politics both at its most principled and at its most corrupt.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143180883
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 388 KB

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER PENNINGTON holds a doctorate in history from the University of Toronto. He specializes in the history of Canadian politics and foreign relations, loves teaching, and has taught at U of T, Ryerson University, and Trent University. He lives in Pickering, Ontario, with his family.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the History of Canada Series ix

Preface xi

Part 1 The Dominion

1 The March of the Boodle Brigade 3

2 The Fearful Blunder 31

3 The Business Proposition 50

4 The Bastard Nationality 82

5 The Gathering Storm 109

Part 2 The Campaign

6 The Call to Arms 133

7 The Appeal to the People 165

8 The Academy of Music 190

9 The Turn of the Tide 206

10 The Fifth of March 232

11 The Empty Saddle 251

Epilogue: The Destiny of Canada 273

Notes 290

Bibliography 308

Acknowledgments 324

Index 328

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