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Biography & Autobiography Political

Boundless Optimism

Richard McBride's British Columbia

by (author) Patricia E. Roy

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2012
Category
Political, Post-Confederation (1867-), NON-CLASSIFIABLE, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774823883
    Publish Date
    Nov 2012
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774823890
    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
    List Price
    $32.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774823906
    Publish Date
    Nov 2012
    List Price
    $32.95

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Description

Devout imperialist, loyal Canadian, and dedicated British Columbian, Richard McBride served as British Columbia's premier from 1903 to 1915. During this period of great economic growth, McBride brought order to the legislature, encouraged the development of natural resources by facilitating new railways, championed the province in its quarrels with Ottawa, and promoted Canada’s links with the British Empire. His vision of a modern, industrialized, and wealthy province helped shape its institutions and its place in the British world. Boundless Optimism brings McBride’s political career into focus, chronicling his many accomplishments and putting his activities into historical context without neglecting the downsides of optimism.

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Awards

  • Winner, Patricia E. Roy is the recipient of the Canadian Historical Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013

Contributor Notes

Patricia E. Roy, professor emerita of history at the University of Victoria, is the author of many books on the history of British Columbia, including The Triumph of Citizenship: The Japanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67; The Oriental Question: Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41; and A White Man's Province: British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and Japanese Immigrants, 1858-1914.

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