Canada and the United States: The Politics of Partnership
Good fences make good neighbours, it is said. Has the 49th parallel been a good fence? Historian Robert Bothwell, with characteristic wit and insight, explores the natures of Canada's relations over the past two hundred years with its closest naighbour.
The United States has always played a huge part in Canadian life; aside from proximity, the similarities in economic structures and political instituions reinforce the importance of the relationship. But as Bothwell points out, other forces have significantly shaped Canada-US affairs; most notable are Canadian concerns with national and cultural identity. Ultimately, he argues, the key factor in the evolving relationship between the two countries has been the Canadian struggle to accommodate nationalist movements while maintaining a sense of community with its neighbour.
- Page Count: 190 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Robert Bothwell is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto.
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