New PDF release: Careless at Work: Selected Canadian historical studies

By J.M.S. Careless

This sampling of the paintings of J.M.S. Careless within the zone of Canadian old reviews used to be chosen via the eminent pupil himself, and represents a lot of his best paintings. the gathering spans the years from 1940 to 1990 within the lengthy and distinctive occupation of 1 of Canada’s best-known historians. In Careless’s personal phrases, heritage is dated. Its very declare is that the earlier doesn't fade into not anything yet maintains to topic, even if the only present-minded may be able to realize that uncomplicated fact.

These essays conceal the most strains of Careless’s profession in Canadian scholarship. the gathering is split into 4 common topic components each one overlaying a first-rate preoccupation in a distinctive profession of over 40 years. the 1st part concentrates at the earliest topic in his writing, George Brown and his occasions. the second one centres on exploring numerous features of frontierism and metropolitanism in Canadian background. The 3rd half bargains with towns and areas focusing rather at the West and 19th century Ontario. the ultimate part alternatives up the threads of different issues together with restricted identities Canada and multiculturalism.

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Disliking the ideas and ideals of trade unionism, it agreed with the Globe that the co-operative movement was the true form of unionism for the working classes to pursue, one which permitted them to flourish as capitalists on their own behalf and did not lead them against the immutable laws of economic individualism. "81 But greater still, the Leader said, was the authority of John Stuart Mill. 58 But a much more burning topic in the press of the Confederation era than the incipient Canadian labour movement, usury laws, currency questions, or even tariff problems, was the half-political, half-social issue of the relations of church and state.

90. , Mar. 31,1863. 91. M. , The Age of Jackson (Boston, 1946), 306-21. 92. H. Underbill, "Canada's Relations with the Empire as Seen by the Toronto 'Globe' 1857-1867" (Canadian Historical Review, June, 1929). 93. Masters, The Pise of Toronto, 80. 45 TA« Toronto Globe, J&52. Editorials were on page two. Mid-Victorian Liberalism in Central Canadian Newspapers, 1850-67 I T WORLD BE CLEARLY INADEQUATE to assess the cultureal life of a modern community through its newspapers. Yet such an approach seems necessary for an understanding of the intellectual development of the English-speaking half of the Province of Canada in the mid-nineteenth century.

Turning to the first of these topics, we are immediately struck by the amount of time spent in the Toronto journals in weighing the relative merits of the British and the American political systems, to the detriment of American dem racy. Since Canada had won the right to govern herself in internal fairs by 1850, the question of how to use this right naturally assumed a new importance. Was the British technique of responsible cabinet government, used to win autonomy, a sufficient end in itself or only a means to further political change?

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