John A Macdonald: The Old Chieftain Summary

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John A Macdonald: The Old Chieftain by Donald Creighton

This part of article was written by Donald Creighton talking about the Macdonald’s only concern, Nation Builder. Macdonald’s concern, in this book, was to ally with Britain which can defense the invasion of Units States: “secure and maintain its separate political existence in North America” and “Canada must belong either to the American or British system of government” (Page 165 of 165) said by Macdonald. Further, to get independent and diplomatic status from England was the ultimate point because of Macdonald’s unhappy experience-Treaty of Washington in 1871 which was British commissioners negotiating.

This book also shows the reason why Canadian Pacific Railway build and suppression
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John A. Macdonald: The Old Chieftain, Vol 2: 1867–1891. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1956. Pp. ix, 630.)

Liberty in Time and Space: A Commentary on Ducharme

The book was written by Michel Ducharme which is an indispensable article to Canadian historiography. It takes colonial ideologies seriously. The comparison between two ideologies in different colony, Republic liberty and modern liberty. This is a kind of combat in constitutional soul between Upper Canada and Lower Canada. The author shows that how he was inspired by different ideologists in Britain, French, Canada and America. The most awesome book.

This book filling up the gap between Upper Canada and Low Canada. The rebellion of Upper Canada appeared because it was suited entirely in a framework. While, historians in Lower Canada rarely mentioned same debates in Upper Canada. This book overcomes that intellectual hurdle by emphasizing how in both colonies republican thinkers and their constitution opponents drew from the same ideological inspirations.

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Jean-François Constant, eds. Liberalism and Hegemony: Debating the Canadian Liberal Revolution. Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
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Macdonald

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald once remarked, "I had no boyhood," an understatement if there ever was one Indeed, John A.'s Dickensian childhood, filled with poverty, alcoholism, and the beating death of his five-year-old brother at the hands of a drunken baby-sitter (a friend of his father, Hugh's), set the stage for a political power grab that has seen no equal in Canadian history. He is not the god in Canada but a demon who must be responsible for the mistake he had done before.

It is the first book which introduces the turbulent personal life of this fascinating father of Confederation being written by Phenix Patricia. The writer used Macdonald’s family journals, diaries, and never seen letters before to explore the trouble man behind Canada’s most successful Politian. Phenix describes a man of myriad contradictions: patient, yet prone to settle fights with his fists; ethical, yet capable of pilfering corporate profits to pay private debts; shy, yet wildly flirtatious; sociable, yet so desirous of solitude he built escape hatches into the walls of his homes. Macdonald sacrificed his friends, family members, and financial security to achieve his single ambition to design and control the destiny of Canada. Macdonald controlled every power of Canada in that period even he has

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