A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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  1. Why was Thompson wary of capitalism and class privilege?
  2. What were Thompson's views about building the new nation of Canada with Confederation?
  3. What do the terms 'age of progress' and 'industrial capitalism' mean?
  4. What did Thompson do early in his career as a journalist that he later regretted?
  5. What experience in Thompson's life changed his perspective about the poor?
  6. Why was it so courageous of Thompson to defend Louis Riel?
  7. What opinions and beliefs did Thompson hold that made him a champion of the lower class worker?
  8. Why did Thompson move around so much from newspaper to newspaper?
  9. How did Thompson support the Knights of Labour?
  10. How has Thompson's legacy been carried on?