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“It is a valuable and innovative approach that intersects with contemporary scholarship by recognizing the recent post-9/11 tensions in U.S.-Canada relations and linking this period with the appropriate precedents.”—Christopher Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

“A detailed and thoroughly researched monograph that will be of interest to both academics and the public at large.”—Edward Grabb, Literary Review of Canada

“An excellent reminder that even friendly societies have goals, policies, and needs that can be at variance with each other’s.”—Choice

“A timely reminder to policymakers on both sides of the border of the wealth of commonalities shared by the two countries.”—Edward P. Kohn, International Journal

“This volume (and its extensive bibliography, itself worth the price of the book) is a treasure. It is a most delightful read, an excellent reference for scholars of the United States and Canada, and it will be well used in university courses.”—Patrice LeClerc, American Review of Canadian Studies

“Stuart provides an impressive synthesis for non-specialists and a thorough evaluation of the layers of transnational relations and interdependence in upper North America.… a notable achievement and a solid interdisciplinary contribution to North American studies.”—Sally J. Southwick, Canadian Journal of History

Chapter List


Part I: Cultural Realm
1. Cultural Identities
2. Print and Culture
3. Mass Entertainment

Part II: Social Realm
4. North American Mingling
5. Negative Vibrations
6. Transnational Societies

Part III: Economic Realm
7. Markets and Consumers
8. Upper North American Commerce
9. Fiscal Integration

Part IV: Political Realm
10. North American Security
11. Border Management
12. Ottawa-Washington Axis


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