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John A. Macdonald and Confederation

Wilson, Keith

John A. Macdonald and Confederation

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Published by Book Society of Canada in Agincourt, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Macdonald, John A. -- Sir, -- 1815-1891.,
  • Prime ministers -- Canada -- Biography.,
  • Canada -- History -- Confederation, 1867.,
  • Canada -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKeith Wilson.
    SeriesWe built Canada
    The Physical Object
    Pagination84 p. :
    Number of Pages84
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20630509M
    ISBN 100772552975
    OCLC/WorldCa15920649


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