Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume 2: The Extreme Moderate, 1857-1868 #2019

Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume 2: The Extreme Moderate, 1857-1868 David A. Wilson Thomas D Arcy McGee Volume The Extreme Moderate After a tumultuous career as a revolutionary in Ireland and an ultra conservative Catholic in the United States Thomas D Arcy McGee moved to Canada in where he became a force for moderation and

  • Title: Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume 2: The Extreme Moderate, 1857-1868
  • Author: David A. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780773539037
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume 2: The Extreme Moderate, 1857-1868 David A. Wilson After a tumultuous career as a revolutionary in Ireland and an ultra conservative Catholic in the United States, Thomas D Arcy McGee moved to Canada in 1857, where he became a force for moderation and the leading Irish Canadian politician in the country Determined that Canada should avoid the ethno religious strife that afflicted Ireland, he articulated an inclusive, broaAfter a tumultuous career as a revolutionary in Ireland and an ultra conservative Catholic in the United States, Thomas D Arcy McGee moved to Canada in 1857, where he became a force for moderation and the leading Irish Canadian politician in the country Determined that Canada should avoid the ethno religious strife that afflicted Ireland, he articulated an inclusive, broad minded nationalism based on generosity of spirit, a willingness to compromise, and a reasonable balance between order and liberty To realize his vision, McGee became a strong supporter of the new northern nationality A spellbinding orator who emerged as the youngest and most intellectually gifted of the Fathers of Confederation, he fought what he saw as the atavistic and intolerant elements of Canadian life the Orange Order, with its strident anti Catholicism the opponents of separate schools, whom he viewed as enemies of minority rights and above all the Fenian Brotherhood, with its dreams of revolutionizing Ireland and annexing Canada to the United States Convinced that compromise with Fenianism was impossible, he set out to destroy the movement through a strategy of confrontation and polarization channeling his earlier extreme tendencies in the service of moderation and attempting to reduce the influence of Fenianism within his own community In the process, he alienated many of his former supporters, who came to regard him as a traitor who sacrificed the cause of Irish nationalism on the altar of personal ambition On 7 April 1868, McGee was assassinated on the doorstep of his Ottawa boarding house As someone who took an uncompromising stand against militants within his own ethno religious community, and who attempted to balance core values with minority rights, McGee has become increasingly relevant in today s complex multicultural society.
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    1. This is volume two of the magnificient biographical effort Not only is the story of D arcy McGee essential to the telling of the story of Canada, but Wilson is such a fabulous writer that it flows like cold water on a scorching hot day McGee was an Irish Republican who settled in America with a price on his head and decided that Canada was the Goldilocks position when attempting to navigate the distance between the United States and Great Britaind that was the choice facing Canada McGee, who pro [...]

    2. Surprisingly fresh and well written The story of Thomas D Arcy McGee is brought to life exceedingly well and it offers the wonderfully complicated life he led in exciting ways A wonderful read for the history lover.

    3. This book has me even convinced that every Canadian needs to know about D Arcy McGee Wilson did an excellent job of making clear without beating the reader over the head the relevance of McGee s contributions to Canadian thought and identity in today s context.

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