Canada and the Transition to Commonwealth : British-Canadian Relations 1917-1926. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WIGLEY, Philip G Cambridge Commonwealth Series.

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WIGLEY, Philip G. Canada and the Transition to Commonwealth : British-Canadian Relations 1917-1926. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1977). First Edition. Pp 294. 8vo, black cloth. In the Cambridge Commonwealth Series."This book studies the relations between Britain and Canada from the end o f the First World War to the Imperial Conference of 1926. It is concerned principally with the problems of imperial co-operation and consultation in foreign affairs and defence policy, and with the pressures developing out ofthese problems to reformulate the constitutional relations of Britain and her dominions. Having made unprecedented efforts and sacrifices during the war, the dominions were seeking an enhanced position within the empire, a new partnership with Britain based on equality of status rather than mere colonial autonomy. Canada was consistently in the vanguard of this drive for equality, and although until 1921 Canadian governments were themselves reluctant to breach united imperial policies too severely, thereafter the impetus for a new Canadian freedom from such policies was sharply intensified. In the course of examining Canadian attempts to redefine empire-commonwealthrelationships this book also throws fresh light on the evolution of Britis h attitudes to the dominions during these years. Often there were serious policy disagreements in Whitehall - the Colonial Office preferring to conciliate, the Foreign Office to challenge the overseas governments - and Dr Wigley, with close attention to official and private papers, shows clearly that developments in this period owed far more to Britain s own responses and priorities than has been previously realized." from dj flap. Chapters : 1. The Threshold of Responsibility, 1900-1916; 2. New Departures, 1917-1918; 3. The Settlement of Peace, 1919; 4. Unity and Equality, 1919-1921; 5. The Centre Cannot Hold; 6. Canadian Diplomacy and Imperial Diplomacy: 1923 ; 7. From Lausanne to Locarno; 8. The 1926 Imperial Conference: Equality Defined; Conclusion. With bibliography and index. Very good in in dustjacket (withshort tear to front dj panel). 60.00

Title: Canada and the Transition to Commonwealth : British-Canadian Relations 1917-1926. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: WIGLEY, Philip G Cambridge Commonwealth Series.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1977, ISBN:0521211573:

Seller ID: 36169

Keywords: POLITICS DIPLOMACY CANADA UNITED KINGDOM 20TH DIPLOMATIC BRITISH EMPIRE IMPERIAL COLONIAL HISTORY,