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Ontario's empire: liberalism and 'Britannic' nationalism in Laurier's Canada, 1887-1919

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This thesis examines the nexus of politics, ideology, and identity among Anglo-Canadian liberal intellectuals during Wilfrid Laurier's leadership of the Canadian Liberal party from 1887 to 1919. This 'Laurier era' was characterised by explosive demographic and economic expansion, the consolidation of Canada's political and constitutional order, and its rising international stature within British Empire. But it also witnessed divisive disputes over the nature and development of the new Conf...

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St. Antony's College
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Balliol College
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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