Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867, Volume 2

Edited by Jacqueline D. Krikorian, David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, and Robert C. Vipond

© 2017

Roads to Confederation surveys the way in which scholars from different disciplines, writing in different periods, viewed the Confederation process and the making of Canada. Recognizing that Confederation has been traditionally defined as a process affecting only British North America’s Anglophone and Francophone communities, Roads to Confederation offers a broader approach to the making of Canada, and includes scholarship written over 145 years.

Volume 2 of this collection focuses on three major themes. It presents research from the perspective of Canada’s regions, with one chapter focusing exclusively on the competing understandings of 1867 from the perspective of Quebec. Next, it includes material pertaining to the geopolitical underpinnings of 1867 that addresses the relationship between Confederation, the U.S. Civil War and American expansionism, Great Britain and war in the European theatre. Also included is leading scholarship by Stanley B. Ryerson, Adele Perry, Fernand Dumond, Ian McKay and James W. Daschuk that questions whether Confederation itself was a formative event. Together with its companion volume, this is an invaluable resource for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the historical foundations on which Canada rests.

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  • Page Count: 512 pages
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Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 2 includes material that demonstrates the varied perspectives from the provinces and regions of Canada and the viewpoints of officials in Great Britain and the United States and significant works by scholars that question whether Confederation was truly a formative event.

Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867, Volume 2

Edited by Jacqueline D. Krikorian, David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, and Robert C. Vipond

© 2017

Roads to Confederation surveys the way in which scholars from different disciplines, writing in different periods, viewed the Confederation process and the making of Canada. Recognizing that Confederation has been traditionally defined as a process affecting only British North America’s Anglophone and Francophone communities, Roads to Confederation offers a broader approach to the making of Canada, and includes scholarship written over 145 years.

Volume 2 of this collection focuses on three major themes. It presents research from the perspective of Canada’s regions, with one chapter focusing exclusively on the competing understandings of 1867 from the perspective of Quebec. Next, it includes material pertaining to the geopolitical underpinnings of 1867 that addresses the relationship between Confederation, the U.S. Civil War and American expansionism, Great Britain and war in the European theatre. Also included is leading scholarship by Stanley B. Ryerson, Adele Perry, Fernand Dumond, Ian McKay and James W. Daschuk that questions whether Confederation itself was a formative event. Together with its companion volume, this is an invaluable resource for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the historical foundations on which Canada rests.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 1.2in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Starting with the voices and stories of those who were forgotten, Roads to Confederation brings 150 years of Confederation scholarship to the public. The editors are experienced scholars and writers in the field, and they do write well here!"


    Guy Laforest, Executive Director, École nationale d’administration publique

    "This two-volume collection serves a real purpose in bringing together the work of scholars on Confederation. I have no doubt that this collection will find its way onto the shelves of all those who have an interest in Canada’s federal experience. Every school and public library should own a copy."


    Patrice Dutil, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
  • Author Information

    Jacqueline D. Krikorian is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at York University.


    David R. Cameron is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.


    Marcel Martel is a professor and Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History at York University.


    Andrew W. McDougall is a lecturer of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Scarborough.


    Robert Vipond is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

  • Table of contents

    V From Canada East to Quebec

    1. The French Canadians and the Birth of Confederation
      Jean-Charles Bonenfant
    2. French Canadians and the Founding of Confederation
      Lionel Groulx
    3. The Negation of a Nation: The Quebec Cultural Identity and Canadian Federalism
      Eugénie Brouillet
    4. Canada and Its Aims, According to Macdonald, Laurier, Mackenzie King and Trudeau
      Stéphane Kelly
    5. The French-Canadian Idea of Confederation, 1864-1900
      A.I. Silver

    The East, Ontario and the West

    1. The Life and Times of Confederation, 1864-1867
      P.B. Waite
    2. New Brunswick’s Entrance into Confederation
      George E. Wilson
    3. The Maritimes and Confederation: A Reassessment
      Phillip Buckner
    4. The Maritimes and Confederation
      P.B. Waite
    5. George Brown
      J.M.S. Careless
    6. The West and Confederation
      W. L. Morton
    7. Promise of Eden: The Canadian Expansionist Movement and the Idea of the West, 1856-1900
      Doug Owram

    The Geopolitics of Confederation

    1. Confederation; or, The Political and Parliamentary History of Canada from the Conference at Quebec, in October, 1864, to the Admission of British Columbia, in July, 1871
      John Hamilton Gray
    2. British Policy in Canadian Confederation
      Chester Martin
    3. Britain’s Withdrawal from North America, 1864–1871
      C.P. Stacey
    4. The United States and Confederation
      Yves Roby
    5. Seward’s Attempt to Annex British Columbia, 1865-1869
      David E. Shi

    1867: A Formative Event?

    1. Unequal Union: Roots of Crisis in the Canadas, 1815-1873
      Stanley B. Ryerson
    2. On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871
      Adele Perry
    3. The Origins of Quebec Society
      Fernand Dumont
    4. The Liberal Order Framework: A Prospectus for a Reconnaissance of Canadian History
      Ian McKay
    5. Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life
      James W. Daschuk