MORTON, W. L.
Title: Progressive Party in Canada. reprint with corrections in dustjacket
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1967,
Seller ID: 97245
MORTON, W. L. The Progressive Party in Canada. (Toronto) : University of Toronto Press, (1967). Reprinted with corrections. Pp (6),vii-xiii,(3),3-331,(7). Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering and green panel to spine. "A striking and significant phenomenon of the Canadian political scene immediately following World War I was the rise and fall of a third party. [...] TheProgressive party represented essentially an agrarian revolt against what western Canada considered to be Canadian economic policy and Canadian political practice. As seen through western eyes, our economic policy at the time seemed a metropolitan economy, designed by control of tariffs, railways, and credit to draw wealth from the hinterland and countryside into the industrial and commercial centre of Canada..." (from the dustjacket). Contents : 1. The Background of the Progressive Movement, 1896-1911. 2. The Farmers'Movement and the Political Parties, 1911-18. 3. The Beginnings of Politica l Action, 1919-20. 4. The Progressive Movement and the General Election, 1920-21. 5. The Political Failure of the Progressives, 1921-22. 6. The Disintegration of the Federal Progressive Party, 1923-25. 7. The Progressive Movement in the Provinces, 1922-26. 8. The Progressive Group in the Constitutional Crisis of 1926. 9. The Progressive Tradition in Canadian Politics to 1935. Penned name, namestamp, else very good in rubbed and edgeworn, but unclipped, dustjacket. 45.00