A classic of Canadian history details the process by which Sir John A. Macdonald and the Fathers of Confederation drafted the Canadian Constitution.
Documents on the Confederation of British North America provides John A. Macdonald's records of the process by which the Fathers of Confederation drafted the Canadian Constitution and prepared it for passage by the Westminster Parliament, augmented by G.P. Browne's judicious selection of letters, notes from informal meetings, and colonial office memoranda. First published in 1969, it was immediately recognized as an indispensable resource for students of Canadian history.
This edition retains Browne's original introduction with its lucid exposition of events from 1858 to 1867. A new introduction by Janet Ajzenstat draws attention to the debt British North Americans owe to the political tradition of British liberalism.