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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Inside the Atlantic Triangle

Canada and the Entrance of Newfoundland into Confederation 1939-1949

by (author) David MacKenzie

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Dec 1986
Post-Confederation (1867-), History & Theory, 20th Century
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This book examines the evolution of Canadian policy towards Newfoundland during the decade leading up to Confederation in 1949. The outbreak of war in 1939 produced relatively few changes in Canadian- Newfoundland relations but, in 1940, with the Allied collapse in Europe and the base-destroyer deal which introduced an American presence in Newfoundland, the Canadian government was forced to take a more active interest in that country's welfare. Over the course of the war the Canadians increasingly provided for the defence of Newfoundland, and a vigorous effort was made to preserve and enhance Canada's influence there.

About the author

David MacKenzie is a professor of history at Ryerson University and the author of several books on Canadian history and international relations. He is also the editor of Canada and the First World War. He lives in Toronto.

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