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Your Country, My Country

A Unified History of the United States and Canada

by (author) Robert Bothwell

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
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Canada: land of hockey, wintery weather, unfailing politeness - at least, as far as many Americans are aware. For Canadians, the United States is often seen as a land of extremes, both in terms of its policies and its values. Could two countries so seemingly different really have anything in common?

Yes indeed, according to historian Robert Bothwell. In this witty and accessible book, Bothwell argues that the history of the United States and Canada reveals more about each country than most would suspect. Your Country, My Country takes readers back to the seventeenth century, when a shared British colonial heritage set the two lands on paths that would remain intertwined to the present day. Tracing Canadian-American relations, common values, and differences through the centuries, Bothwell suggests that Canadians and Americans are not quite as different as we have been led to believe. He brings this contention down to the present day by examining Canadian and American differences over such questions as universal health care and the war in Iraq. Bothwell finds that what happens in one country is often reflected in the other. This innovative volume contends that Canada's story illuminates America's - and vice-versa.

About the author

Robert Bothwell is professor of history and director of the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto.Jean Daudelin is assistant professor at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.

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Editorial Reviews

"One could say that reciprocity is still the watchword of North American relations. Mr. Bothwell has produced a page-turner on the subject. Two grateful nations should thank him." --David M. Shribman, Wall Street Journal Review

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