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Elections in Oxford County, 1837-1875 : a case study of democracy in Canada West and early Ontario

Author: George Neil Emery
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Elections in Oxford County, 1837-75 is a unique exploration of the forms, practices, and issues of democracy in a mid-nineteenth-century colonial setting. In this case study of thirty-eight elections in Oxford County - first as part of the United Province of Canada, then in early Ontario - George Emery delves into the advances, setbacks, and flaws of a partially democratic system. Emery demonstrates that while its
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Études de cas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Neil Emery
ISBN: 9781442644045 1442644044
OCLC Number: 779071282
Awards: Short-listed for Legislative Assembly of Ontario Speaker's Book Award 2012 (Canada)
Description: xviii, 235 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Oxford Ridings and Structures for Their Elections --
Ethnicity, Social Class, and Orangemen in Oxford County --
Elections in Oxford County, 1838-1848 --
The General Election in Oxford County, 1851 (with J.C. Herbert Emery) --
Elections in the Ridings of North Oxford and South Oxford, 1854-1858 --
Elections in the Ridings of North Oxford and South Oxford, 1860-1866 --
Provincial and Dominion Elections in the Oxfords, 1867-1875 --
Democracy in Oxford County Elections, 1837-1875 --
Appendix A List of Elections in Oxford County, 1837-1875 --
Appendix B List of Statutes Referred to or Consulted.
Responsibility: George Emery.

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Elections in Oxford County, 1837-75 breaks new ground with its detailed treatment of the county's voice-vote method of election, which ended with the adoption of the secret ballot in 1874.  Read more...

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