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Author Name:    CROFTON, Francis Blake

Title:   For Closer Union : Some Slight Offerings to a Great Cause

Publisher:    A. & W. MacKinley, 1897, 

Seller ID:   67497

CROFTON, Francis Blake. For Closer Union : Some Slight Offerings to a GreatCause. Halifax: A. & W. MacKinley, 1897. Pp. 57. 8vo, orange paper covers, black titles to front. A collection of turn-of-the-century political essay s and letters compiled and/or written by the contemporary Provincial Librarian of Nova Scotia, in the hopes of reinforcing Empire ideals within newly-independent Canada, as opposed to beliefs espoused by the Halifax Morning Chronicle and other such papers that such imperial federation dreams were nothing more than a fad. Contents: "Confederation or Dismemberment?"(from, The Week), "Thoughts on the Future of Canada" (from The Halifax Herald), a letter to the editor (from the Montreal Herald), "The Cost of Imperial Federation" and "Paying the Insurance" (from The Week), "A Moral of the Crisis" (from the Halifax Herald), "Genesis of the Federation Idea" and "The Fatherhood of Imperial Federation" (letters by Crofton), "Put Up or Shut Up" (fromthe Halifax Critic), "What Is Imperial Federation?" (from the Halifax Even ing Mail), "Imperial Federation and the French Canadians" and "Imperial Federation and Home Rule" (from the Critic), "Federation: Soon or Never" and "Sam Slick as a Prophet" (from Imperial Federation). For Crofton (1842-1911)see Shirley Elliott's entertaining article in DCB:XIV pp.253-254. Front co ver detached and badly chipped, lacking spine and rear cover, else vg internally. 65.00


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