“The Last Best West”:
The West in Confederation, 1869–1913
From: The Rise of the New West
Details the history of confederation giving a firm background, the winning of the west, the initial failure, and the success with the wheat boom
John F. Conway
JOHN F. CONWAY, a well-known commentator on Western Canadian politics, teaches sociology at the University of Regina. He is the author of The Canadian Family in Crisis and Debts to Pay, and a frequent contributor to newspapers across Canada.