Book "From Folly to Fortune - The Firing of James Richardson Forman"
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Subtitled: "Collusion and Corruption in Nova Scotia Railway Politics from 1854 to 1858"
James Richardson Forman was born in 1822 at Halifax, and returned from Scotland in 1854 to oversee the construction of the Nova Scotia Railway, the first publicly owned railway in the British Empire. This book examines the unfair treatment Forman received at the hands of his Nova Scotia countrymen, and asks the question if it could have been Forman, and not Sandford Fleming, who would later (in 1867 to 1876) have built Canada’s Intercolonial Railway from Nova Scotia to Quebec City, had he been allowed to stay on the project.
Author: Jay Underwood
Size: 6 x 9
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