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Miss Confederation by Anne McDonald

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A young unmarried woman’s chronicle of her experiences in the social whirlwind of Confederation offers a unique view of the events, and the men, that made Canada.

Canada’s journey to Confederation kicked off with a bang — or rather, a circus, a Civil War (American), a small fortune’s worth of champagne, and a lot of making love in the old-fashioned sense (courting, that is). Miss Confederation is a rare opportunity to look back through a woman’s eyes at the men and events at the centre of this pivotal time in Canada’s history.

Mercy Coles, the daughter of PEI delegate George Coles, kept a diary of the social happenings and political manoeuvrings as they affected her and her desires. A unique historical document, her diary is now being published for the first time, offering a window into the events that led to Canada’s creation, from a point of view that has long been neglected.

  • ISBN: 9781459739697 |
  • Hardcover: 192 pages |
  • Publisher: Dundurn |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook