The Resource Mackenzie King in the age of dictators : Canada's imperial and foreign policies, Roy MacLaren

Mackenzie King in the age of dictators : Canada's imperial and foreign policies, Roy MacLaren

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Mackenzie King in the age of dictators : Canada's imperial and foreign policies
Title
Mackenzie King in the age of dictators
Title remainder
Canada's imperial and foreign policies
Statement of responsibility
Roy MacLaren
Title variation
Canada's imperial and foreign policies
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Until the outbreak of hostilities in 1939, Mackenzie King prided himself on never publicly saying anything derogatory about Hitler or Mussolini, unequivocally supporting the appeasement policies of British prime minister Neville Chamberlain and regarding Hitler as a benign fellow mystic. In Mackenzie King in the Age of the Dictators, Roy MacLaren leads readers through the political labyrinth that led to Canada's involvement in the Second World War and its awakening as a forceful nation on the world stage. Prime Minister King's fascination with foreign affairs extended from helping President Theodore Roosevelt exclude "little yellow men" from North America in 1908 to his conviction that appeasement of Hitler and Mussolini should be the cornerstone of Canada's foreign and imperial policies in the 1930s. If war could be avoided, King thought, national unity could be preserved. MacLaren draws extensively from King's diaries and letters and contemporary sources from Britain, the United States, and Canada to describe how King strove to reconcile French Canadian isolationism with English Canadians' commitment to the British Commonwealth. King, MacLaren explains, was convinced by the controversies of the First World War that another such conflagration would be disruptive to Canada. When King finally had to recognize that the Liberals' electoral fortunes depended on English Canada having greater voting power than French Canada, he did not reflect on whether a higher morality and intellectual integrity should transcend his anxieties about national unity. A focused view of an important period in Canadian history, replete with insightful stories, vignettes, and anecdotes, Mackenzie King in the Age of the Dictators shows Canada flexing its foreign policy under King's cautious eye and ultimately ineffective guiding hand. "--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
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MacLaren, Roy
Dewey number
971.063/2
Illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, William Lyon Mackenzie
  • Prime ministers
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Mackenzie King in the age of dictators : Canada's imperial and foreign policies, Roy MacLaren
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings of the affair -- Asian apprenticeship -- Leadership manoeuvres -- Chanak and all that -- Canada at the League of Nations -- The advent of the dictators : Mussolini -- The advent of the dictators : Hitler -- King and Abyssinia : the muddle -- King and Abyssinia : the domestic scene -- King and Abyssinia : the end -- Appeasement -- A Berliner in Berlin -- Appalling mischief -- The end of the affair -- A good bit of wool
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780773557147
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
  • 475898
  • (HPL)328686
  • 475898
Label
Mackenzie King in the age of dictators : Canada's imperial and foreign policies, Roy MacLaren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings of the affair -- Asian apprenticeship -- Leadership manoeuvres -- Chanak and all that -- Canada at the League of Nations -- The advent of the dictators : Mussolini -- The advent of the dictators : Hitler -- King and Abyssinia : the muddle -- King and Abyssinia : the domestic scene -- King and Abyssinia : the end -- Appeasement -- A Berliner in Berlin -- Appalling mischief -- The end of the affair -- A good bit of wool
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780773557147
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
  • 475898
  • (HPL)328686
  • 475898

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