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Embattled nation Canada's wartime election of 1917

Author: Patrice A Dutil; David Clark MacKenzie
Publisher: Toronto Dundurn [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Embattled Nation explores the drama of Canada's tumultuous wartime election. Weeks after the Vimy offensive, Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden issued a call for conscription--the forced enrollment of Canada's men for service in the army. Most Liberals, led by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, opposed the measure, while in Quebec, a new movement emerged to fight the government. Borden resorted to unprecedented measures in order  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Laird Borden, Sir; Wilfrid Laurier, Sir; Robert Laird Borden, Sir; Wilfrid Laurier, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice A Dutil; David Clark MacKenzie
ISBN: 1459737261 9781459737266 9781459737273 145973727X 9781459737280 1459737288
OCLC Number: 1022563293
Description: 360 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten 23 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements 1 The Conundrum: Robert Borden, War, and the Call for an Election2 The Response of French Canada: Henri Bourassa, Schools, and Nationalities3 The Issue: Conscription 4 The Liberals in Opposition: Wilfrid Laurier's Leadership Tested5 Creating Divisions, Choosing Sides: The Great Gerrymander6 Framing the Campaign 7 The Campaign: French Canada 8 The Campaign: English Canada 9 The Results 10 The Aftermath: Union without Unity 11 Conclusion Appendix 1: Results of the 1917 Election Appendix 2: Winners of the 1917 Election Appendix 3: Electoral MapsAbbreviations Notes Bibliography Image Credits Index
Responsibility: Patrice Dutil, David MacKenzie

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