The Friendly Fifties and the Sinister Sixties (1850-1863)

The Friendly Fifties and the Sinister Sixties (1850-1863)

This installment of a documentary series from the late 1960s takes us from the 1850s to 1863. We see several historical episodes from this period interwoven in a unique fashion. The film reveals the complex relationship between Great Britain, Canada, the North and the South—before, during, and after the American Civil War.

See also: The New Equation: Annexation and Reciprocity (1840–1860) and The Triumphant Union and the Canadian Confederation (1863–1867).

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  • director
    Ronald Dick
    Pierre L'Amare
  • producer
    Ronald Dick
  • script
    Ronald Dick
  • executive producer
    Nicholas Balla
  • commentary
    William Weintraub
  • photography
    Jim Wilson
    Raymond Dumas
    Claude Lapierre
    Kjeld Nielsen
    Tony Ianzelo
    Eugene Boyko
  • editing
    Nicholas Balla
    Marion Meadows
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • narrator
    J. Frank Willis
  • music
    Robert Fleming