Johnny Bluenose at the Polls By Brian Cuthbertson


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This is the story of the early days of election campaigning in Nova Scotia.

Historian Brian Cuthbertson describes the province’s first ninety years of hard-fought elections from 1758 to 1848. What emerges is a sense of political life in Nova Scotia two centuries ago. The focus is on the local politics of each county of Nova Scotia detailing the conflicts and interests of their communities and leading families.