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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986). For French Canada, see Ronald Rudin, Making Histoy in Twentieth-Centuy Quebec (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997). Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American H i s t o y (New York: H. Holt, 1958); Charles A. Beard, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution (New York: Macmillan, 1956). A pertinent analysis can be found in David W. Noble, The End of American History: Democracy, Capitalism, and the Metaphor of Two Worlds in Anglo-American Historical Writing (Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1985).
19. R. A. , The Atlantic Provinces in Confederation (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993) and also Phillip A. Buckner and John G. , The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A Histo y (Toronto and Fredericton: University of Toronto Press, 1994). 20. , Canadian Women: A Histoy, 2nd ed. , Quebec Women: A Histoy , translated by Roger Gannon and Rosalind Gill (Toronto: Women’s Press, 1987). 2 1. Jill Vickers, Pauline Rankin, and Christine Appelle, PoZitics a s If Women Mattered:A Political Analysis of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993).
POLITICAL ASPECTS OF NATIONAL UNITY Some twenty years after the publication of The Commercial Empire of the St. Lawrence, Donald Creighton expanded on his approach to Canadian unity in a two-volume biography of John A. Macdonald. A s in his earlier work, there was a strong emphasis on the eastapro_fileof Canadian histoy 7 west linkage, which he perceived as being critical for the existence of the country. A s befitting his subject, however, considerable stress was placed on the creation of political institutions, their nature, and the formation of policies essential for the development of Canada within the British orbit.