This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Chronicles of Canada
|Title:||The Family Compact: A Chronicle of the Rebellion in Upper Canada (Chronicles of Canada #24)|
|Publisher:||Glasgow, Brook & Company|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, history, non-fiction|
The Family Compact is the term used by historians for a small closed group of men who exercised most of the political, economic and judicial power in Upper Canada from the 1810s to the 1840s. It was the Upper Canadian equivalent of the Château Clique in Lower Canada. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Wallace, W. (William) Stewart
William Stewart Wallace (1884-1970) was a Canadian historian and librarian. Educated at University of Toronto and Oxford University, he taught for a few years before becoming a librarian at the University of Toronto. He was chief librarian for 30 years before retiring in 1954. He wrote three books in the Chronicles of Canada series which we host here at Faded Page. He also began editing The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography, first published in 1927 and now in its fourth edition and remains a go-to reference for all notable Canadians. (Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography)
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