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The Resource Staking claims to a continent: : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America, James Laxer

Staking claims to a continent: : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America, James Laxer

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Staking claims to a continent: : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America
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Staking claims to a continent:
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John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America
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James Laxer
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Three political leaders presided over the reshaping of the North American continent during the fiery 1860s. Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln were both born in Kentucky, Davis in June 1808 and Lincoln the following February. John A. Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in January 1815. All were Protestants; none came from a wealthy family. In an earlier era, such men would not have risen to political heights. They personified an age of social and economic transformation, thrust to the top by the very forces that tore the continent apart. Davis tried to create a country by ripping the South out of the United States and establishing the Confederate States of America. Lincoln's crusade to save the Union honed the industrial-military power that would one day dominate the world. Macdonald led the drive to shepherd the diverse British North American provinces into a federal state that would secure the northern half of the continent and keep Canada out of American hands. In a high stakes game, these three national projects competed to create viable nation states. And the success or failure of the projects would have consequences - not only for the long-term future of the continent but for the entire global order
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A look at the actions of three political leaders who presided over the reshaping of North America during the 1860s: Jefferson Davis and his quest to create a country in the South of the United States by establishing the Confederate States of America; Abraham Lincoln and his crusade to save the Union; and John A. Macdonald and his drive to make the British North American provinces into a federal state that would keep the territory out of American hands.
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contains biographical information
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10523821
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Midwest
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973.7
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America
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Staking claims to a continent: : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America, James Laxer
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txt
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rdacontent.
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1 online resource.
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9781770894310
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computer
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rdamedia.
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MWT11670156
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remote
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11670156
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Staking claims to a continent: : John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the making of North America, James Laxer
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11670156
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781770894310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11670156
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11670156
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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