Boundless Optimism: Richard McBride's British Columbia (Hardback)Patricia E. Roy (author)
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Patricia E. Roy is the winner of the 2013 LifetimeAchievement Award, Canadian Historical Association.
Devout imperialist, loyal Canadian, and dedicated British Columbian,Richard McBride served as British Columbia's premier from 1903to 1915. During this period of great economic growth, McBride broughtorder to the legislature, encouraged the development of naturalresources by facilitating new railways, championed the province in itsquarrels with Ottawa, and promoted Canada's links with theBritish Empire. His vision of a modern, industrialized, and wealthyprovince helped shape its institutions and its place in the Britishworld. Boundless Optimism brings McBride's politicalcareer into focus, chronicling his many accomplishments and putting hisactivities into historical context without neglecting the downsides ofoptimism.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 760 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
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