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Boundless Optimism free pdf The first decade and a half of the twentieth century was mostly a
time of unprecedented prosperity and growth in British Columbia.
Although its colonial history was still etched in the public psyche, BC
was coming into its own as a province of Canada and starting to realize
the untapped economic potential of its natural resources. Born just
months before British Columbia ceased to be a British colony, Richard
McBride juggled his imperial, national, and provincial identities while
developing one of the most important political careers the province has
ever seen.
McBride built a reputation as a charismatic and optimistic leader who
was dedicated to a vision of a modern, industrialized, wealthy
province. Truly a product of his time, McBride firmly opposed Asian
immigration and promoted industrial development at the expense of First
Nations interests. But he also had great forward vision: he introduced
party lines to stabilize the BC legislature- he vigorously supported
provincial causes in Ottawa- and, above all, he encouraged the building
of railways in many regions of the province. "Boundless
Optimism" puts McBride's political career into historical
context, chronicling his passions, his many accomplishments, the
downsides of his optimism, and his role in making British Columbia the
province it is today.Patricia E. Roy, professor emerita of history at the
University of Victoria, is the author of many books on the history of
British Columbia, including "The Truimph of Citizenship: The
Japanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67- The Oriental Question:
Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41-" and "A White
Man's Province: British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and
Japanese Immigrants, 1858-1914."

About Patricia E Roy

Patricia E. Roy, professor emerita of history at theUniversity of Victoria, is the author of many books on the history ofBritish Columbia, including "The Truimph of Citizenship: TheJapanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67- The Oriental Question: Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41-" and "A WhiteMan's Province: British Columbia Politicians and Chinese andJapanese Immigrants, 1858-1914."

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Author : Patricia E Roy
Publisher : University of British Columbia Press
Data Published : 15 July 2013
ISBN : 0774823895
EAN : 9780774823890
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 428 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • Boundless Optimism free pdfBoundless Optimism

    . The first decade and a half of the twentieth century was mostly a
    time of unprecedented prosperity and growth in British Columbia.
    Although its colonial history was still etched in the public