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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Parties Long Estranged

Canada and Australia in the Twentieth Century

edited by Margaret MacMillan & Francine McKenzie

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2007
Post-Confederation (1867-), Australia & New Zealand, 20th Century, Diplomacy
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    Jul 2003
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    Mar 2003
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This book brings together recent and original work to illuminate comparisons and contrasts between two former colonies of the British empire. The contributors include some of the top names in history and political science, in Canada and Australia. Parties Long Estranged covers the entire 20th century and examines different aspects of Canadian-Australian relations, including trade, civil aviation, military, constitutional, imperial, and diplomatic relations. The comparisons include Aboriginal rights, nation-building, middle powers, and attitudes towards the Empire.

About the authors

MARGARET MacMILLAN is the renowned author of Women Of The Raj, Stephen Leacock (Extraordinary Canadians series), and the international bestsellers Nixon In China and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, which won the 2003 Governor General’s Award and the 2002 Samuel Johnson Prize. She is also the author of The Uses and Abuses of History. The past provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, she is now the warden of St. Antony’s College at Oxford University.

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Editorial Reviews

What this book offers is a wealth of detail on an interesting choice of subjects. The research is sound, the interpretations are thoughtful, and the writing is clear and sometimes elegant ... a major contribution to our understanding of how two communities with much in common have endeavoured to overcome the powerful forces keeping them apart.

International Journal, Summer 2003

The backgrounds and interests of the coeditors reveal a great deal about the core focus. The writing skills and knowledge of diplomatic history of Margaret MacMillan, author of the widely acclaimed Paris 1919, are often in evidence. Her particular interest in the period surrounding the First World War is complemented by Francine McKenzie’s grounding in the interwar years ... Scholars are indebted to MacMillan, McKenzie, and the other contributors to this volume for assessing the twentieth-century background so carefully.

University of Toronto Quarterly, Winter 2004/05

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