1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal (Paperback)
How the Fathers Made a Deal
McClelland & Stewart, 9780771060960, 296pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 1998
From the first chapter, he turns a fresh, perceptive, and lucid eye on the people, the issues, and the political theories of Confederation - from John A. Macdonald's canny handling of leadership to the invention of federalism and the Senate, from the Quebec question to the influence of political philosophers Edmund Burke and Walter Bagehot.
This is a book for all Canadians who love their country - and fear for it after the failure of the constitution-making of the 1990s. Here is a clear, entertaining reintroduction to the ideas and processes that forged the nation.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Praise For 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal…
“I wish I’d had this book in front of me in high school rather than the book I did. Because this is interesting. And it’s actually fun.”
–Michael Enright, This Morning
“An immense contribution to our literature and collective memory.”
–Gordon F. Gibson, columnist, Globe and Mail