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The critical years; the union of British North America, 1857-1873

Author: W L Morton
Publisher: [Toronto] McClelland and Stewart; New York, Oxford University Press, 1964.
Series: Canadian centenary series.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morton, W.L. (William Lewis), 1908-1981.
Critical years.
[Toronto] McClelland and Stewart; New York, Oxford University Press, 1964
(OCoLC)592465513
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W L Morton
ISBN: 0771065612 9780771065613
OCLC Number: 2567525
Description: 322 pages illustrations, maps, portraits 24 cm.
Contents: I. The initiative in union: imperial or Canadian, 1857-1860. 1. State of the Canadian union, 1857-1858 --
2. The Northwest, Vancouver Island, and Canada, 1857-1859 --
3. The Atlantic provinces and union, 1857-1859 --
4. Failure of the Canadian initiative, 1858-1859 --
II. Continental break-up and colonial defence, 1860-1864. 5. Initiative left to the colonies, 1860-1861 --
6. Break-up of the continental balance, 1861-1862 --
7. Attempts at co-operation without union, 1862-1863 --
8. Resumption of the initiative for union, 1863-1864 --
III. Canadian initiative and imperial support, 1864-1867. 9. Defeat of confederation and confederacy, 1864-1865 --
10. Defeat of anti-confederates and Fenians, 1865-1866 --
11. Carrying of Confederation, 1866-1867 --
IV. Consolidation of the continental settlement, 1867-1873. 12. Better terms and terms of transfer, 1868-1870 --
13. Consolidation of the continent, 1870-1871 --
14. Costs of consolidation, 1871-1873.
Series Title: Canadian centenary series.
Responsibility: [by] W.L. Morton.
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