A Biography of Robert Baldwin

The Morning-Star of Memory
Cross, Michael
Date published: 
November 2012

Robert Baldwin (1804-58) was the driving force behind responsible government in Canada, a man of great courage and unwavering determination in a landscape of turbulent and, at times, dangerous political turmoil. Baldwin's intervention in Canadian history was momentous, and in this account history is intertwined with Baldwin's enigmatic private life. Covering events such as the War of 1812, the 1841 Union of Canada's, and mass migration of Irish famine refugees, the book also contains a detailed chronology, portraits, maps, and paintings. In some respects this is a career work by historian Michael Cross, who has researched Baldwin's public and private life over at least two decades.