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The earliest version of the Canadian Confederation website, which focused on the influence of the American Civil War, no longer exists in its original form. However, much of it is included on this new site, particularly in the Towards Confederation section.
Library and Archives Canada appreciates the contributions of the following:
We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canadian Culture Online Program (CCOP), whose financial assistance made this work possible.
Part of this digital collection was originally sponsored by Bell Canada through the Stentor Alliance.
The sections Documents and Images list all items digitized for this site. The Documents section, organized by province or territory, lists each document along with its source and a copyright notice. The "Images" section, organized into "General", "Province/Territory" and "People" sub-sections, includes thumbnail images (photographs, caricatures, etc.), descriptive captions and copyright notices. Reproduction credits and item sources (e.g. Library and Archives Canada) also appear when applicable.
A Note About Language of Documents
Documents digitized for this site are presented in their original language. Some of the material transferred from the earlier Confederation site includes unofficial translations. We have provided these for your convenience.