The Struggle for the Border (Reissue)

Paperback | August 17, 2011

byBruce HutchisonIntroduction byVaughn Palmer

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The boundary between Canada and the United States is famously described as the longest undefended border in the world. But it was not always so. In The Struggle for the Border, renowned journalist and popular historian Bruce Hutchison tells the little-known story of how that border wasestablished. It is a story of frontier war, explorers' expeditions, Fenian raids, the burning of Washington, and of political threats and counterthreats. Hutchison carries the amazing chronicle up to the days just after the Second World War and the continental military and economic unification thatlaid the foundations of contemporary Canada.The Wynford edition of The Struggle for the Border includes a new Introduction by Vaughn Palmer, one of Canada's foremost political journalists and a winner of the Bruce Hutchison Award. Palmer's Introduction puts both the book and Hutchison's career in historical context for today's readers.

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The boundary between Canada and the United States is famously described as the longest undefended border in the world. But it was not always so. In The Struggle for the Border, renowned journalist and popular historian Bruce Hutchison tells the little-known story of how that border wasestablished. It is a story of frontier war, explore...

Bruce Hutchison (1901-1992) was one of Canada's foremost journalists. His career spanned most of the twentieth century and he was the recipient of many honours, including three Governor General's Awards for his works of nonfiction. Born in Prescott, Ontario, he was taken to British Columbia as an infant and grew up in Victoria. He b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.85 inPublished:August 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195447921

ISBN - 13:9780195447927

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Wynford EditionIntroduction1. The Odd Neighbours2. The Rock3. The Lost Blueprint4. The Eagle5. Letters from New York6. A Soldier of Virginia7. To Hebert's Farm8. The English Gentleman9. Blunder at Philadelphia10. The Yankee Horse Traders11. Tragedy at New York12. The Mad General13. Beyond the Shining Mountains14. Race to the Sea15. The Black Canyon16. The Man in Scarlet17. Emperor and King18. Creatures Large and Tiny19. The Titan from New England20. The Dictator and His Disciples21. Days of Goodwill22. Old Tomorrow23. Back to Quebec24. Wild Irishmen25. The Road to Ottawa26. The Five-Ring Circus27. The World's Lover28. Defeat on the Potomac29. Railway and Rebellion30. Soft Voice, Big Stick31. Taft's Orphan Child32. The Higher Lunacy33. Friends, Alive or Dead34. Onward from Hyde Park35. Days of DoubtIndex