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Tolerant Allies

Canada and the United States, 1963-1968

by (author) Greg Donaghy

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2002
Category
General, General
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    ISBN
    9780773524330
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $32.95
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    ISBN
    9780773570559
    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
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    $95.00

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Tolerant Allies draws extensively on recently declassified Canadian and American sources to explore the most important political, economic, and military elements in the bilateral relationship during the 1960s. Greg Donaghy challenges the prevailing view that relations during this turbulent decade were primarily marked by mutual hostility, the product of growing Canadian nationalism and differences over the war in Vietnam. Instead Donaghy argues that through the Autopact and the GATT, Canada and the United States crafted a new economic partnership that tied the two countries together more tightly than ever before.
Donaghy shows that economic integration was offset to some extent by diverging views on Western political and military strategy. As Pearson's government pursued distinct foreign and defence policies, American policy-makers acknowledged that Canadian objectives legitimately differed from their own and adjusted their policies accordingly. For its part, Ottawa rarely moved without weighing the impact its initiatives might have on Washington. As a result, Canada and the United States found ways to accommodate each other's interests without seriously impairing bilateral cooperation.

About the author

Greg Donaghy is Head of the Historical Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and General Editor of its series, Documents on Canadian External Relations. His publications include Tolerant Allies: Canada and the United States, 1963-68, and the edited collection (with Patricia Roy) Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the 20th Century.

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Editorial Reviews

"The first systematic study of Canada-US relations during the Pearson years. Donaghy allows us to see each event and circumstance in a broad context, fully explaining for the first time how agreement such as the Auto-Pact came about. Time after time, I found myself informed and enlightened. This is an important subject covered in a useful and informative way. There is no competition currently in the field, and to say that Donaghy will fill the gap understates the case." Robert Bothwell, director, International Relations Program, University of Toronto

"I am impressed by the quality of the research. Donaghy has clearly mined the sources with care in Canada and in the United States, including the US presidential libraries. He demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the current literature in the field and will add to our understanding of Canada-US relations in the Pearson years." Stephen Randall, dean, Social Sciences, University of Calgary

"The definitive study of Canada-US relations for these years . This authoritative study catches the flavour of those years of change" The International History Review

"Greg Donaghy has performed an important service in providing us with this detailed and useful chronicle of Canada-United States relations during the Pearson-Johnson years. The story may be familiar to some and has been told before, but never with such careful attention to detail, based on such an exhaustive review of the archives and other primary sources, and providing such a comprehensive account. The result is a compelling narrative and a convincing explanation of these important years in Canada's development as a nation. It is likely to become the standard account of these years." Michael Hart, Policy Options

Other titles by Greg Donaghy

People, Politics, and Purpose

Biography and Canadian Political History

edited by Greg Donaghy & P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds

Canadian Women and the Search for Global Order

edited by Jill Campbell-Miller, Greg Donaghy & Stacey Barker

A Samaritan State Revisited

Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid

contributions by Greg Donaghy, David Webster, David Black, Stephen Brown, Kevin Brushett, Jill Campbell-Miller, Ted Cogan, Sonya de Laat, Laura MacDonald, Dominique Marshall, Asa McKercher, Nassisse Solomon, Stefano Tijerina & Ryan Touhey

Canada's Department of External Affairs, Volume 3

Innovation and Adaptation, 1968-1984

by (author) John Hilliker, Mary Halloran & Greg Donaghy

From Kinshasa to Kandahar

Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective

edited by Michael K. Carroll & Greg Donaghy
contributions by Stephanie M. Bangarth, Duane Bratt, Darren Brunk, Hevina S. Dashwood, Jean Daudelin, Tom Keating, Stephen Saideman, Julian Schofield, Kevin Spooner, Andrew Thompson & David Webster

Grit

The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.

by (author) Greg Donaghy

In the National Interest

Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009

edited by Greg Donaghy
contributions by Michael K. Carroll, Norman Hillmer, Galen Roger Perras, Heather Metcalfe, J.L. Granatstein, Adam Chapnick, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Peter Kikkert, Robin S. Gendron, Michael Hart, Tammy Nemeth, Nelson Michaud, Stephen J. Randall & Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon

Architects and Innovators/Architectes et Innovateurs

Building the Department of Foreign and International Trade, 1909-2009/le développement du ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Commerce international, 1909-2009

by (author) Greg Donaghy & Kim Richard Nossal

Contradictory Impulses

Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century

edited by Greg Donaghy & Patricia E. Roy

Escott Reid

Diplomat and Scholar

by (author) Greg Donaghy & Stéphane Roussel