Charlottetown Conference

Deirdre Kessler, Douglas Baldwin,

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Charlottetown Conference

Birth of Confederation

  Author:   Deirdre Kessler, Douglas Baldwin,  
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

In mid-June 1864, the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec) was experiencing what contemporaries call “political deadlock”: no political party could hold a majority in the Assembly. The past fifteen years had seen twelve different governments, and few important laws were passed. As a result, the “Great Coalition” was formed, seeking to turn the Canadas into a federal union. That September, delegates from the three Maritime provinces prepared to discuss their potential union in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. With the addition of delegates representing the Canadas, however, the conference became the catalyst for the formation of the Dominion of Canada.

The newest title in the Stories of Our Past series explores the political motives surrounding Confederation, with a focus on the pivotal role of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Highlighted with images, tables, and informative sidebars, The Charlottetown Conference is an accessible history of the birth of a nation.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771083201
Item NB1137
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onSeptember 9 2015
Language eng
Pages 128
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight220(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Deirdre Kessler teaches creative writing and children's literature at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is the author of five children's novels, including the Canadian Children's Book Centre Award–winning Brupp Rides Again, and six other picture books, including perennial favourites Lobster in My Pocket and Lena and the Whale.

Douglas Baldwin has written six books and a dozen articles on Island history, including the award-winning Abegweit: Land of the Red Soil. He has taught at UPEI and Acadia University. He is now retired and lives in Toronto, ON.