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A long way to paradise : a new history of British Columbia politics

Author: Robert A J McDonald
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2021.
Series: C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Polarized. Partisan. The political landscape of British Columbia has been characterized by divisiveness since Confederation. But why and how did it become Canada’s most fractious province? A Long Way to Paradise traces the evolution of political ideas in the province from 1871 to 1972, exploring British Columbia’s journey to socio-political maturity. Robert McDonald explains its classic left-right divide as a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McDonald, Robert A. J., 1944-
Long way to paradise.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2021
(OCoLC)1247378187
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A J McDonald
ISBN: 0774864710 9780774864718
OCLC Number: 1243350535
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction 1 Confederation and the Birth of Popular Politics, 1871-83 2 Politics before Parties in a New Province, 1884-1902 3 Singing the Song of Progress in the McBride Years, 1903-15 4 Paradise Modern and the Party of Reform, 1916-28 5 Pattullo's New Liberalism and the Revolt beyond the Rockies, 1928-41 6 Unsettling Capitalism during the Depression, 1933-39 7 The Politics of War and Keeping the Socialists at Bay, 1941-45 8 Right versus Left and Social Credit's Triumph, 1945-52 9 Prosperity for All and Province Building in the Bennett Era, 1952-72 10 Trying to Dress Up the NDP in a Saville Row Suit, 1961-72 11 Bennett's Defeat and BC's First Social Democratic Government, 1965-72 Conclusion Appendix; Notes; About the Author; Index
Series Title: C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
Responsibility: Robert A.J. McDonald.

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A Long Way to Paradise is a lively account of the personalities and ideas that shaped the first hundred years of BC politics and created one of Canada's most fractious and dynamic political scenes.  Read more...

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