Brown of the Globe: Volume Two: Statesman of Confederation 1860-1880

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Dundurn, Jul 25, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 408 pages

George Brown (1818-1880) was the influential editor of the Toronto Globe, the most powerful newspaper in British North America. He was also leader of the Liberal Party, arch-rival of John A. Macdonald, and the statesman who held the key to Confederation at its most critical stage. This second volume traces the sectional conflict that brought political deadlock by 1864 and makes clear Brown’s vital function in finding a way out. It also sets out in meticulous detail his career after leaving party membership in 1867. This comprehensive two-volume biography of George Brown was first published in 1959 (volume 1) and 1963 (volume 2). In 1963, Professor Careless received the Governor General’s Award for the full biography.

 

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Contents

Leader in Trouble
1
Captain on the Sidelines
36
The Remaking of George Brown
71
Initiator of Union
103
Confederation Minister
147
Retreat from Coalition
187
Party Politics Again
221
Qualified Retirement
260
Elder Statesman
301
The Final Withdrawal
338
NOTE ON SOURCES
374
NOTES
376
INDEX
400
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J.M.S. Careless, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, has been chairman of the Department of History and is the author of numerous books on Canadian history.

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