Engaging the Line: How the Great War Shaped the Canada-US Border - Studies in Canadian Military History (Hardback)
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Engaging the Line: How the Great War Shaped the Canada-US Border - Studies in Canadian Military History (Hardback)

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Hardback 242 Pages / Published: 13/10/2016
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For decades, people living in communities along the Canada-US border enjoyed close social and economic relationships with their neighbours across the line. The introduction of new security measures during the First World War threatened this way of life by restricting the movement of people and goods across the border. Many Canadians resented the new regulations introduced by their provincial and federal governments, deriding them as "outside influences" that created friction where none had existed before. Engaging the Line examines responses to wartime regulations in six communities and offers a glimpse at the origins of our modern, highly secured border.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774832748
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


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Engaging the Line is a significant contribution to North American border studies. It reveals that the intensity of Canadian nationalism varied by location, which in turn indicates Canada's differing regional histories and diversity and duration of settler experience. Its exploration of the regional nuances of "crossing culture" also adds to our understanding of the impact of war on the home front.

-- Keith Regular * The Ormsby Review *
Engaging the Line blends political, social, and cultural history in order to assess how global developments in the first decades of the twentieth century reshaped the boundary and relationship between the USA and Canada. -- Holly M. Karibo, Oklahoma State University * International Journal *

Engaging The Line is a smart, crisp account of the First World War's impact on border life. The topic is not merely timely but compelling ... Engaging The Line is likeable and meticulously researched, a warm account of an era we left behind.

-- Holly Doan * Blacklock's Reporter *

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