A long way to paradise : a new history of British Columbia politics /

Polarized. Partisan. The political landscape of British Columbia has been characterized by divisiveness since Confederation. But why and how did it become Canada's most fractious province? A Long Way to Paradise traces the evolution of political ideas in the province from 1871 to 1972, explorin...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: McDonald, Robert A. J., 1944-2019 (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2021].
Series:C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
Table of Contents:
  • Confederation and the Birth of Popular Politics, 1871-83
  • Politics before Parties in a New Province, 1884-1902
  • Singing the Song of Progress in the McBride Years, 1903-15
  • Paradise Modern and the Party of Reform, 1916-28
  • Pattullo's New Liberalism and the Revolt beyond the Rockies, 1928-41
  • Unsettling Capitalism during the Depression, 1933-39
  • The Politics of War and Keeping the Socialists at Bay, 1941-45
  • Right versus Left and Social Credit's Triumph, 1945-52
  • Prosperity for All and Province Building in the Bennett Era, 1952-72
  • Trying to Dress Up the NDP in a Saville Row Suit, 1961-72
  • Bennett's Defeat and BC's First Social Democratic Government, 1965-72.