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Negotiating a River

Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway

by (author) Daniel Macfarlane

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2014
Category
Historical Geography, Post-Confederation (1867-), NON-CLASSIFIABLE, Middle Atlantic, Natural History
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774826457
    Publish Date
    Mar 2014
    List Price
    $34.95
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    ISBN
    9780774826433
    Publish Date
    Mar 2014
    List Price
    $95.00
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    ISBN
    9780774826440
    Publish Date
    Aug 2014
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Description

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 for national identities and transnational relations.

About the author

Daniel Macfarlane is an Assistant Professor with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University. His research examines Canada-US border waters and he is the author of Negotiating a River, Canada, the US and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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Awards

  • Winner, Floyd S. Chalmers Award, The Champlain Society

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