Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories

Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories

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by Benjamin Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822346990

ISBN-13: 9780822346999

Pub. Date: 04/07/2010

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Despite a shared interest in using borders to explore the paradoxes of state-making and national histories, historians of the U.S.-Canada border region and those focused on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands have generally worked in isolation from one another. A timely and important addition to borderlands history, Bridging National Borders in North America initiates a

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Despite a shared interest in using borders to explore the paradoxes of state-making and national histories, historians of the U.S.-Canada border region and those focused on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands have generally worked in isolation from one another. A timely and important addition to borderlands history, Bridging National Borders in North America initiates a conversation between scholars of the continent's northern and southern borderlands. The historians in this collection examine borderlands events and phenomena from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth. Some consider the U.S.-Canada border, others concentrate on the U.S.-Mexico border, and still others take both regions into accounts. Taken together, their essays signal new directions for continental dialogue about matters such as state-building, national expansion, territoriality, and migration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822346999
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/07/2010
Series:
American Encounters/Global Interactions
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement ix

Introduction: Borders and Their Historians in North America Benjamin H. Johnson Andrew R. Graybill 1

Part I Peoples In Between

Conflict and Cooperation in the Making of Texas-Mexico Border Society, 1840-1880 Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga 33

Between Race and Nation: The Creation of a Métis Borderland on the Northern Plains Michel Hogue 59

Part II Environmental Control and State-Making

Epidemics, Indians, and Border-Making in the Nineteenth-Century Pacific Northwest Jennifer Seltz 91

Divided Ranges: Trans-border Ranches and the Creation of National Space along the Western Mexico-U.S. Border Rachel St. John 116

The Scales of Salmon: Diplomacy and Conservation in the Western Canada-U.S. Borderlands Lissa Wadewitz 141

Part III Border Enforcement and Contestation

Crossing the Line: The INS and the Federal Regulation of the Mexican Border S. Deborah Kang 167

Caught in the Gap: The Transit Privilege and North America's Ambiguous Borders Andrea Geiger 199

Part IV Border Representation and National Identity

The Welcoming Voice of the Southland: American Tourism across the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1880-1940 Catherine Cocks 225

Projecting the In-Between: Cinematic Representations of Borderlands and Borders in North America, 1908-1940 Dominique Brégent-Heald 249

Glass Curtains and Storied Landscapes: The Fur Trade, National Boundaries, and Historians Bethel Saler Carolyn Podruchny 275

Bibliography 303

Contributors 351

Index 353

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