Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway

Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway

by Daniel Macfarlane

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Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway by Daniel Macfarlane

A megaproject half a century in the making, the planning and building of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project is one of the defining episodes in North American history. Possibly the largest construction undertaking in Canadian history, and one of the most ambitious borderlands projects ever embarked upon by two countries, it also required decades of negotiation and the controversial relocation of thousands of people. Negotiating a River looks at the profound impacts of this megaproject, from the complex diplomatic negotiations, political manoeuvring, and environmental diplomacy to the implications on national identities and transnational relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774826440
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Macfarlane is a visiting scholar in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University. In 2013, he was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Foreword: National Dreams Graeme Wynn xiii

Acknowledgments xxvi

Abbreviations xxviii

Introduction: River to Seaway 3

Part 1 Negotiating

1 Accords and Discords 21

2 Watershed Decisions 48

3 Caught between Two Fires 76

Part 2 Building

4 Fluid Relations 111

5 Lost Villages 139

6 Flowing Forward 179

Conclusion: To the Heart of the Continent 208

Notes 232

Bibliography 286

Index 310

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