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ROBINSON, ELIZA ARDEN – Volume XIII (1901-1910)

d. in Victoria 19 March 1906


Responsible Government

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

For Educators

The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War

Economic Development

This quotation from the biography of Robert NICHOL describes one of the war’s lasting legacies in Upper Canada:

“More important, Nichol … recommended ‘permanent measures’ for relieving the stricken economy, especially the ‘improvement of our inland navigation … In an extensive scale, a scale commensurate with the increasing power and rapidly accumulating commercial resources of the Province.’”

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