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FIF 211 Sleeping with an Elephant: Canadian-American Relations

Course Description

For the better part of its history, Canada has, as Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau once said, “felt every twitch and grunt’ from its more powerful neighbour to the South. Although the imbalanced relationship has at times been uneasy, Canada and the United States have developed an unprecedented interdependence. Examine the evolution of Canadian-American relations in the 19th and 20th centuries in an effort to understand how the countries’ political, economic, social and cultural ties have developed. Topics include: nation-building and cross-border migration, industrialization and trade relations, continental defence strategies during world war and cold war, contested national sovereignty, cultural integration, and the politics of personalities.


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