Sketches of Canada and The United States


Sketches of Canada and The United States


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One of Mackenzie's scarce early works, relating his observations and impressions of the northeastern United States and Upper and Lower Canada. He includes chapters on immigration, politics, kidnapping slaves in Upper Canada, conduct of Negroes in the Canadas, Lafayette on the Niagara frontier, bookselling in America, the Children of Peace, Rideau Canal, banking in Upper Canada, and much more. Published in London where Mackenzie went to present his political grievances following his expulsion from the Legislative Assumbly of Upper Canada in 1831. The "Sketches" are extremely critical of political and social institutions in Upper Canada. Publisher's 24 p. catalogue bound in at end. Dionne II 1090. Gagnon I 2195. Howes M-139. Lande S1425. Sabin 43438. TPL 1789.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Effingham Wilson
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1833
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxiv, 504, 24 p. 21 cm. Rebound in green leather. Author's signature pasted onto front pastedown. Some light foxing. Some repairs to tears in publisher's ads at rear.

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