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The Resource Staking Claims to a Continent : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America, James Laxer

Staking Claims to a Continent : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America, James Laxer

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Staking Claims to a Continent : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America
Title
Staking Claims to a Continent
Title remainder
John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America
Statement of responsibility
James Laxer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Three political leaders presided over the reshaping of the North American continent during the fiery 1860s. Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln were both born in Kentucky, Davis in June 1808 and Lincoln the following February. John A. Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in January 1815. All were Protestants; none came from a wealthy family. In an earlier era, such men would not have risen to political heights. They personified an age of social and economic transformation, thrust to the top by the very forces that tore the continent apart. Davis tried to create a country by ripping the South out of the United States and establishing the Confederate States of America. Lincoln's crusade to save the Union honed the industrial-military power that would one day dominate the world. Macdonald led the drive to shepherd the diverse British North American provinces into a federal state that would secure the northern half of the continent and keep Canada out of American hands. In a high stakes game, these three national projects competed to create viable nation states. And the success or failure of the projects would have consequences--not only for the long-term future of the continent but for the entire global order."--
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Laxer, James
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.7
LC item number
.L39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Davis, Jefferson
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Macdonald, John A.
  • HISTORY / Canada / Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
  • HISTORY / North America
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Canada
Label
Staking Claims to a Continent : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America, James Laxer
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Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223118760769
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 361 pages
Isbn
9781770894303
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2015953899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 926248583
  • (OCoLC)926248583
Label
Staking Claims to a Continent : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America, James Laxer
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223118760769
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 361 pages
Isbn
9781770894303
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2015953899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 926248583
  • (OCoLC)926248583

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