Staking Claims to a Continent John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the Making of North America
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 09/13/2016
- Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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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.