The moment seized in this book is the Quebec Conference of October 10-27, 1864, at which representatives of the provinces from Ontario to Newfoundland met to thrash out terms for the draft constitution that became the British North America Act of 1867 and endures as the gist of the Canadian Constitution today.
Praise for Christopher Moore’s 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal
and Louisbourg Portraits
Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Louisbourg Portraits
“1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal is just about the best work on our history I have ever read.” —Dalton Camp
“I wish I’d had this book in front of me in high school rather than the book I did. Because this is interesting. And it’s actually fun.” —Michael Enright, “This Morning”, CBC Radio
“If any single book can develop an interest in Canadian history, this is the one. Quite simply, Louisbourg Portraits is a tour de force.” —Atlantic Provinces Book Review
“Louisbourg Portraits is as diverting as any novel.” —Calgary Herald
“An immense contribution to our literature and collective memory.” —The Globe and Mail
Genre/Category: Nonfiction—Canadian History
Length: 80,000 words
Setting: Quebec City
Period: 19th Century
Publication Date: Fall 2012
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Christopher Moore has been described as Canada’s most versatile writer of history. A winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award and other prizes, he writes widely about history for adults and children. His history for young readers, The Story of Canada, written with Janet Lunn and Alan Daniel, was named one of the ten best Canadian children’s books of the twentieth century. He writes a long-running column on history and historians for Canada’s History magazine (previously known as The Beaver). A past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, Christopher lives in Toronto.
Christopher Moore’s website can be found at www.christophermoore.ca.