Excerpt: ...next few years, steering the ship of Confederation through the perilous shoals of personal and sectional jealousies. Few had a harder or a more important task than Cartier's-reconciling Canada East to a project under which it would be swamped, in the proposed federal House, by the representatives of four or five English-speaking provinces. McDougall, a Canada West Reformer, shared with Brown the credit for awakening Canadians to the value of the Far West and to the need of including it in their plans of ...
Excerpt: ...next few years, steering the ship of Confederation through the perilous shoals of personal and sectional jealousies. Few had a harder or a more important task than Cartier's-reconciling Canada East to a project under which it would be swamped, in the proposed federal House, by the representatives of four or five English-speaking provinces. McDougall, a Canada West Reformer, shared with Brown the credit for awakening Canadians to the value of the Far West and to the need of including it in their plans of expansion. D'Arcy McGee, more than any other, fired the imagination of the people with glowing pictures of the greatness and the limitless possibilities of the new nation. Charles Tupper, the head of a Nova Scotia Conservative Ministry which had overthrown the old tribune, Joseph Howe, had the hardest and seemingly most hopeless task of all; for his province appeared to be content with its separate existence and was inflamed against union by Howe's eloquent opposition; but to Tupper a hard fight was as the breath of his nostrils. In New Brunswick, Leonard Tilley, a man of less vigor but equal determination, led the struggle until Confederation was achieved. It was in June, 1864, that the leaders of the Parliament of Canada became convinced that federation was the only way out. A coalition Cabinet was formed, with Sir Etienne Tache as nominal Premier, and with Macdonald, Brown, Cartier, and Galt all included. An opening for discussing the wider federation was offered by a meeting which was to be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, of delegates from the three Maritime Provinces to consider the formation of a local union. There, in September, 1864, went eight of the Canadian Ministers. Their proposals met with favor. A series of banquets brought the plans before the public, seemingly with good results. The conference was resumed a month later at Quebec. Here, in sixteen working days, delegates from Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince...
Good with no dust jacket; Reading copy. Ex lib (high school lib) with "discard" stamps, spine number and card pocket. Tears and missing sections of cloth over spine. Outer pages show some dampstain at edges. In red cloth w/gilt lettering. "extra... The Chronicles of America; Vol. 49; 16mo 6"-7" tall; 296 pages.
Very Good. No Jacket. Hard Back. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. X-Library with normal flaws...The hard cover has very light shelf wear......We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by..
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Good. An ex-library copy with marking on front endpaper only. Single volume--complete unto itself. Part of the 'Extra-Illustrated Edition'. Octavo, 8 1/8 " tall, ix + 296 pages + 2 fold-out maps + 6 illustration plates, red cloth with gilt and white decorations--top edge gilt. A good, clean, sturdy hard cover over all with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling, but a touch of exterior dampstaining to the cover cloth, minor rubbing to the spine, interior clean, binding slightly shaken, paper lightly yellowed. An independent volume issued as part of the greatest history of America written by the best Historians of the time. A very nice reading copy.
Good in Very Good jacket. Hardback in good condition with very good condition dust jacket. A little foxing to pages. Dust jacket is in mylar sleeve. Contains all the original illustrations and fold out maps.
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