Empire & Commonwealth: Studies in Governance and Self-Government in Canada

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTORYxiii
I. THE OLD COLONIAL SYSTEM1
The Mercantile System2
Natural versus Official Tendencies8
Colonial Government15
a. The 'Royal' Governor and Council23
b. The Assembly30
Natural versus Official Tendencies35
The Loss of an Empire48
II. NOVA SCOTIA AND THE OLD EMPIRE56
Shirley's 'Great Plan'60
The First Assembly67
The 'Alarming Crisis'76
'A Loyal and Devoted People'84
III. 'NEW SUBJECTS' IN QUEBEC94
'The New Subjects' and the Old100
The Quebec Act: Its Origin106
The Quebec Act Passes122
The Quebec Act in America134
IV. NOVA SCOTIA AND THE SECOND EMPIRE148
'Moderation and Harmony'152
Howe and 'The New Model'165
'Testing This Constitution'180
The Coalition194
'The Crisis'212
Responsible Government226
V. RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT IN CANADA240
The Sydenham Régime245
Bagot's 'Great Measure'264
The Metcalfe Crisis280
Elgin's 'Great Experiment'303

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents xi
  • INTRODUCTORY xiii
  • I - THE OLD COLONIAL SYSTEM 1
  • II- Nova Scotia and the Old Empire 56
  • III - 'NEW SUBJECTS' IN QUEBEC 94
  • IV - NOVA SCOTIA AND THE SECOND EMPIRE 148
  • V - RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT IN CANADA 240
  • VI - THE COMMONWEALTH AND ITS COROLLARIES 327
  • Index 357
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