Where Once They Stood: Newfoundland's Rocky Road to Confederation

March 16, 2019|
Where Once They Stood: Newfoundland's Rocky Road to Confederation by Raymond B. Blake
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Where Once They Stood challenges popular notions that those who voted against Confederation in 1869 and for union in 1948 were uninformed and gullible. Raymond Blake and Melvin Baker demonstrate that voters fully understood the issues at stake in both cases, and women became instrumental in determining the final outcome, voting for Canada in 1948, believing it provided the best opportunities for their children.

"A lively history of Newfoundland politics from the 1860s to the 1940s, with vigorous and persuasive arguments as to why Newfoundlanders were right to reject Confederation in 1869, and right to embrace it in 1949." -Christopher Moore, author of 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal 

"Blake and Baker vigorously bring the exciting fight of ideas in Newfoundland to life. We forget how great the stakes were--nothing less than the survival, security, belonging and recognition of a people. Readers will discover how Newfoundlanders debated for four generations whether Canada was a beau risque." -Patrice Dutil, author of Prime Ministerial Power in Canada
Raymond B. Blake is professor of history at the University of Regina and has published nearly twenty books.            Melvin Baker received a PhD in history from the University of Western Ontario and has published extensively in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Newfoundland history. He is currently ...
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Title:Where Once They Stood: Newfoundland's Rocky Road to Confederation
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:416 pages, 9.2 X 5.9 X 1.3 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 9.2 X 5.9 X 1.3 in
Published:March 16, 2019
Publisher:University of Regina Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780889776197

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