Joseph Howe: v. 2 The Briton Becomes Canadian, 1848-1873

Joseph Howe: v. 2 The Briton Becomes Canadian, 1848-1873

By: Murray Beck (author)Paperback

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Professor Beck shows how, in Churchillian fashion, the final resolution was preceded by a series of setbacks and disappointments in Howe's public life. These were the result of a bold colonization scheme encompassing an inter-colonial railway between Halifax and Quebec; a quixotic mission of recruitment in the United States for the British armies in the Crimea; the embattled leasdership of an unstable provincial administration in the early 1860s; and the hard-fought campaign to prevent passage of the British North America Act. Disillusioned by the indifference of British politician to his long-standing advocacy of a refurbished British Empire in whose government colonial leaders could share, Howe turned his energies to making the new Canadian federation work. A whole-hearted supporter of Confederation in his later years, Howe displayed an irrepressible vitality that Professor Beck sees as the trademark of the man.

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  • publication date: 01/06/1983
  • ISBN13: 9780773504479
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9780773504479
  • ISBN10: 0773504478

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