An indispensable guide through original documents to key issues in Newfoundland's twentieth-century constitutional history. This book reveals the desires of Britain and Canada to bring about Newfoundland's union with Canada, and shows their close co- operation and the fascinating inner political workings of the confederation campaigns. It is required reading for anyone interested in Newfoundland's history, or anyone with an interest in how and why the province is a part of Canada.
John Edward FitzGerald is Adjunct Professor in the Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has conducted research on Newfoundland's political and constitutional history at archives in Newfoundland and Labrador, elsewhere in Canada, in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Italy. He has published articles on Confederation in The Newfoundland Quarterly, Newfoundland Studies, The Beaver, and Historical Studies. He is a frequent media conunentator on Newfoundland history and culture.