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Boundless Optimism

Richard Mcbride's British Columbia

Born just months before British Columbia ceased to be a British colony, Richard McBride juggled his imperial, national, and provincial identities while developing one of the most important political careers the province has ever seen. McBride firmly opposed Asian immigration and often promoted industrial development at the expense of First Nations interests. But he introduced party lines to stabilize the BC legislature; vigorously supported provincial causes in Ottawa; and, above all, encouraged the building of railways.

About the Author

Patricia E. Roy , professor emerita of history at theUniversity of Victoria, is the author of many books on the history ofBritish Columbia, including The Truimph of Citizenship: TheJapanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67; The Oriental Question:Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41; and A WhiteMan's Province: British Columbia Politicians and Chinese andJapanese Immigrants, 1858-1914.

Endorsements

"Boundless Optimism sheds new light on important aspects of British Columbia's past. In telling the story of Richard McBride, a compelling personality and one of the longest-serving premiers, it offers valuable new insights into British Columbia's history and into the origins of party politics in the province."—David J. Mitchell, President and CEO, Canada's Public Policy Forum
UBC Press

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