United States Expansionism and British North America, 1775-1871

By Reginald C. Stuart

390 pp., 6.125 x 9.25

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-6625-2
    Published: June 2012
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-6409-8
    Published: January 2004
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-6704-9
    Published: January 2004

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Awards & distinctions

1990 Albert B. Corey Prize, American Historical Association

This sweeping study surveys nearly a century of diverse American views on the relationship between the United States and the Canadian provinces, filling out a neglected chapter in the history of aggressive U.S. expansionism. Until the mid-nineteenth century, many believed that Canada would ultimately join the United States. Stuart provides an insightful view of the borderland, the Canadian-American frontier where the demographics, commerce, and culture of the two countries blend.

Originally published in 1988.

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"Illustrates the complexity of United States-Canadian border relations and the evolution of commercial and personal ties that have sustained an expanding, peaceful, and successful relationship between two English-speaking neighbours."--Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism