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Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America
     

Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America

by Rachel Adams
 

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ISBN-10: 0226005518

ISBN-13: 9780226005515

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The first book to study the patterns of contact, exchange, conflict, and disavowal among cultures that span the borders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Continental Divides charts the often unrecognized traditions of neighborly interaction, both hostile and amicable, that have left an imprint on North America's varied cultures.

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The first book to study the patterns of contact, exchange, conflict, and disavowal among cultures that span the borders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Continental Divides charts the often unrecognized traditions of neighborly interaction, both hostile and amicable, that have left an imprint on North America's varied cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226005515
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,024,657
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Imagining North America 1

1 Before the Border: Indigenous Geographies of North America 29

2 Fugitive Geographies: Rerouting the Stories of North American Slavery 61

3 Women of the South Bank: The Mexican Routes of American Modernism 101

4 Jack Kerouac's North America 149

5 Continental Ops: Crossing Borders in North American Crime Narrative 189

6 The Northern Borderlands and Latino/a Canadian Diaspora 219

Epilogue The Nafta Superhighway and the Limits of North American Community 241

Notes 249

Bibliography 277

Index 297

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