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Title
Embattled nation Embattled nation :
Type
Text
Subject
Borden, Robert Laird, Sir, 1854-1937.
Laurier, Wilfrid, Sir, 1841-1919.
Canada. Parliament--Elections, 1917.
Draft--Political aspects--Canada.
World War, 1914-1918--Canada.
Canada--Politics and government--1914-1945.
Canada--English-French relations.
Canada--Politics and government--1911-1921.
Language
English
Text in English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
Canada
Classification
LCC: F1034 .D88 2017 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 971.061/2 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2017433026
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Embattled Nation explores the drama of Canada's tumultuous wartime election. Weeks after the Vimy offensive, Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden issued a call for conscription--the forced enrollment of Canada's men for service in the army. Most Liberals, led by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, opposed the measure, while in Quebec, a new movement emerged to fight the government. Borden resorted to unprecedented measures in order to win. Using new sources, this book examines the roots of this divisive election. Everyone had an opinion, and an enduring record of voter turnout was recorded in 1917. Dutil and MacKenzie chronicle Prime Minister Borden's new Union government and the means by which this new party was able to win the election. This was a nightmare election campaign, with English and French Canada bitterly divided over the question of what Canada's role in the war should be, and, indeed, what Canada's identity should be. The debate of one hundred years ago still resonates today."-- Provided by publisher.
Authorized Access Point
Dutil, Patrice A., 1960- Embattled nation
Authorized Access Point Variant
MacKenzie, David Clark, 1953- Embattled nation