The Structure of Canadian History
Designed for courses on Pre and Post Confederation History of Canada.
Finlay/Sprague is the only combined Pre/Post Confederation introductory textbook available in the Introductory Canadian History market. As a combined text, it offers a significant price advantage over competing split volumes. This text takes a political and sociological approach to Canadian history, and has been updated to include recent analysis of historical events. Written within in a solid chronological framework, the text provides a clear, comprehensive survey of the subject and good integration between traditional and new approaches to history. This text will prepare students well in the basic chronologies of Canadian history while providing the most up-to-date tools for research through its weblinks.
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Would they go so far as to forgo the dream of independence to join a broader
coalition to fulfill the more modest reform objective captured in the " responsible
government ” phrase ? Lord Durham ascribes to you national objects . If he is
The Colonial Secretary , Lord John Russell , still believed that having colonial
government responsible only to an elected majority in a local parliament was a
logical absurdity . It was “ impossible , ” he said , “ for a Governor to be
responsible to ...
Elgin observed as much when he referred to responsible government as a
procedure rather than a principle , “ not a measure but a method . ” He meant that
the majority grouping in the legislature had to act cohesively to retain its grip on ...