Britain and the Origins of Canadian Confederation, 1837–67

  • Ged Martin

Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ged Martin
    Pages 117-155
  3. Ged Martin
    Pages 157-202
  4. Ged Martin
    Pages 291-296
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 297-388

About this book


In Britain and the Origins of Canadian Confederation (1837-1867), Ged Martin challenges the view that the provinces of British North America united between 1864 and 1867 in response to the internal and external challenges of the time. After a sceptical review of the way in which historians have handled the Confederation issue, he turns to the largely neglected British dimension, arguing that the origins of Confederation must be sought in a vague consensus among opinion-formers in Britain that the provinces would one day unite.


America Britain expectation Great Britain perception time

Authors and affiliations

  • Ged Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Canadian StudiesUniversity of EdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-11481-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-11479-5
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