Favourite Son? John A. Macdonald and the Voters of Kingston 1841- 1891
By Ged Martin
did Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister, succeed in
holding the riding of Kingston for 38 of the 47 of the years he served
in politics? How did Macdonald's growing national preoccupations affect the importance of Kingston in his thinking? How did Macdonald respond to the needs of the electors of Kingston?
new book by author Ged Martin provides insight into the political
workings of 19th century Canada using Macdonald's riding of Kingston as a
microcosm. It is a lively, well-researched examination of a politician
with a national vision dependent on election in a local riding and is a
compelling account of the political fortunes of Macdonald, the
principal architect of Confederation in 1867 and a nation-builder
throughout his long political career.
The book is 214 pages, engagingly illustrated with 2 pages of colour images, maps and a selection of 8 Grip political cartoons by J. W. Bengough. Only $35.00.
Author Ged Martin is Adjunct Professor of History at the National
University of Ireland in Galway, and is former Head of the Canadian
Studies Department at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.