THE LOGICAL start for a story of Confederation is perhaps the dramatic moment when John A. Macdonald and George Brown, political opponents and personal enemies of long standing, met on the floor of the Assembly at Quebec and solemnly shook hands on a pact which had for its immediate object the breaking of the deadlock in the Government of Upper and Lower Canada, but which in reality was a first step toward the main objective—the union of all British colonies in North America.By Thomas Bertram27 min
IT WAS at that hour on a summer afternoon when the oblique rays of the sun strike hottest, and the rocky islets and shores of Georgian Bay, circled by clear water, appeared warped and twisted in the heat haze like great convolutions of black India rubber.By Clark E. Locke21 min
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