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Thomas D'Arcy McGee: The Extreme Moderate, 1857-1868.

Wilson, David A.

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ISBN 10: 0773539034 / ISBN 13: 9780773539037
Verlag: Montreal: McGill - Queens University Press, 2011
Zustand: As New Hardcover
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510 pages. After a tumultuous career as a revolutionary in Ireland and an ultra-conservative Catholic in the United States, Thomas DArcy McGee moved to Canada in 1857, where he became a force for moderation and the leading Irish Canadian politician in the country. Determined that Canada should avoid the ethno-religious strife that afflicted Ireland, he articulated an inclusive, broad-minded nationalism based on generosity of spirit, a willingness to compromise, and a reasonable balance between order and liberty. To realize his vision, McGee became a strong supporter of the new northern nationality. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003221

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Titel: Thomas D'Arcy McGee: The Extreme Moderate, ...

Verlag: Montreal: McGill - Queens University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2011

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New

Auflage: 1st Edition

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"A magnificent achievement. The narrative has tension and momentum, even though we know the final tragic scene. This is the triumphant finale of years of scholarship and must rank as one of the great historical biographies of our time." Liam Kennedy, Queen's University, Belfast "The skilful blend of McGee's own words and Wilson's analysis will surely make even the most disinterested student of history feel at least a tiny bit prouder to be Canadian." Quill & Quire "[Wilson] demonstrates persuasively that D'Arcy McGee, erratic but often brilliant, was the poet, the orator and the most profound thinker of Canadian colonial politics. While Macdonald was a supreme practitioner of politics as the art of the possible, McGee was a representation incarnate of all the conflicts and reconciliations of religion, language, ethnicity and religion in 19th-century British North America." The Montreal Gazette

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