Britain and the Origins of Canadian Confederation, 1837-67
In Britain and the Origins of Canadian Confederation,1837-1867, Ged Martin offers a sceptical review of claims thatConfederation answered all the problems facing the provinces, andexamines in detail British perceptions of Canada and ideas about itsfuture. The major British contribution to the coming of Confederationis to be found not in the aftermath of the Quebec conference, where theimperial role was mainly one of bluff and exhortation, but prior to1864, in a vague consensus among opinion-formers that the provinceswould one day unite. Faced with an inescapable need to securelegislation at Westminster for a new political structure, British NorthAmerican politicians found they could work within the context of ametropolitan preference for intercolonial union.
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A Gentleman of Substance: The Life and Legacy of John Redpath (1796-1869)
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