Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: The Macmillan Company of Canada
Date Published: 1914
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
1st Edition. xxi, 439 pp, Dark blue cloth with gilt coat-of-arms on front board and gilt lettering to spine. Tissue protected B&W frontis, author's preface, list of B&W illustrations 20 plate illustrations (inc. 6 folding autograph document or letters facsimiles), 21 chapters plus epilogue, appendices and index. The Cartier family": p. 413-417. Corner lightly rubbed and one corner bumped, otherwise, near fine condition.
In commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of Sir George Etienne Cartier's birth.
John Boyd was a journalist connected successively with the Herald, Gazette, Star and Witness, in Montreal. He was one of the founders of the Montreal Press Club, and in 1891, took a leading part in the organization of the International League of Press Clubs, established at Pittsburg, and of which he was elected one of the first V.P's. In 1896 he became managing editor of Politic (Montreal), and in the same year was elected honorable Secretary, of the Liberal Conservative Club in that city. Intensely Canadian in his political views, he believes in the future independence of this country as a sovereign state
This book on Cartier is very positive on him.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier, co-premier of the Province of Canada, lawyer, rebel, railway promoter, politician and a Father of Confederation. As the chief voice of the French Canadian community, the pivotal point of the union, Cartier was the kingpin of the Confederation movement. He masterfully made use of his block votes, and his railway and militia interests, to engineer a new union and a new nationality. He reconciled the majority of French Canada to Confederation on the grounds that it prevented annexation by the United States and made possible the end of the Union government and the restoration of the old Province of Québec. Cartier played the primary role in bringing Manitoba and British Columbia into Confederation, and negotiated the purchase of Rupert’s Land and the North-Western Territory from the Hudson’s Bay Company. quoted form the Canadian Encyclopedia
Near Fine. Item #8137