The Resource John A. Macdonald: : Canada's first prime minister, Ged Martin, (ebook)

John A. Macdonald: : Canada's first prime minister, Ged Martin, (ebook)

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John A. Macdonald: : Canada's first prime minister
Title
John A. Macdonald:
Title remainder
Canada's first prime minister
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Ged Martin
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Language
eng
Summary
A biography of Canada's first prime minister, a legendary political strategist who helped found a new nation in 1867. Shocked by Canada's 1837 rebellions, John A. Macdonald sought to build alliances and avoid future conflicts. Thanks to financial worries and an alcohol problem, he almost quit politics in 1864. The challenge of building Confederation harnessed his skills, and in 1867 he became the country's first prime minister. As "Sir John A. ," he drove the Dominion's westward expansion, rapidly incorporating the Prairies and British Columbia before a railway contract scandal unseated him in 1873. He conquered his drinking problem and rebuilt the Conservative Party to regain power in 1878. The centrepiece of his protectionist National Policy was the transcontinental railway, but a western uprising in 1885 was followed by the controversial execution of rebel leader Louis Riel. Although dominant nationally, Macdonald often cut ethical corners to resist the formidable challenge of the Ontario Liberals in his own province. John A. Macdonald created Canada, but this popular hero had many flaws
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Midwest
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Martin, Ged
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971.05/1092
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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A Quest biography
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  • Macdonald, John A.
  • Prime ministers
  • Electronic books
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adult
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John A. Macdonald: : Canada's first prime minister, Ged Martin, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781459706538
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11787537
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remote
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11787537
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MWT11787537
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
John A. Macdonald: : Canada's first prime minister, Ged Martin, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781459706538
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11787537
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11787537
System control number
MWT11787537
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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