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Canada and the United States : ambivalent allies
Thompson, John Herd, 1946-
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Third edition.
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Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2002]

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xiv, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
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The United States and Canada have the world's largest trading relationship and the longest shared border. Spanning the period from the American Revolution to post-9/11 debates over shared security, Canada and the United States offers a current, thoughtful assessment of relations between the two countries. Distilling a mass of detail concerning cultural, economic, and political developments of mutual importance over more than two centuries, this survey enables readers to grasp quickly the essence of the shared experience of these two countries.

This edition of Canada and the United States has been extensively rewritten and updated throughout to reflect new scholarly arguments, emphases, and discoveries. In addition, there is new material on such topics as energy, the environment, cultural and economic integration, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, border security, missile defense, and the second administration of George W. Bush.

Author Notes

John Herd Thompson is professor and chair of the Department of History at Duke University
Stephen J. Randall is dean of the faculty of social sciences at the University of Calgary

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. xi
Acknowledgments to the Third Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
1. A Revolution Repeatedly Rejected, 1774-1871p. 9
2. Canada in the Shadow of Industrial America, 1871-1903p. 41
3. Beginning a Bilateral Relationship, 1903-1919p. 70
4. The New Era, 1919-1930p. 99
5. Acquaintance to Alliance, 1930-1941p. 127
6. World War to Cold War, 1941-1947p. 156
7. Canada in the New American Empire, 1947-1960p. 184
8. The Moose That Roared, 1960-1968p. 214
9. The Ambivalent Ally, 1968-1984p. 244
10. Republicans and Tories, 1984-1993p. 274
11. A North American Trajectory? 1994-2001p. 297
Epilogue: "Plus ca change ..."p. 318
Notesp. 327
Bibliographical Essayp. 375
Indexp. 393