John J. Bukowczyk, Randy William Widdis, Nora Faires, David R. Smith. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. The Great Lakes as a Transnational Experience. Bukowczyk sets forth the central argumentative and theoretical thrusts in the first and last chapters of the book.
Randy William Widdis. Published by: University of Calgary Press.
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. xii + 298 pp. ISBN: 0-8229-4251-5 (hb. Full text views reflects the number of PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views. Abstract views reflect the number of visits to the article landing page.
Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press and Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2005. He surveys the thoughts of many scholars who have written on the subject in the past.
John J. Bukowczyk is professor of history and director of the Canadian Studies Program at Wayne State University in Detroit. Nora Faires is associate professor of history and women’s studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. David R. Smith is a history instructor and academic advisor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Randy William Widdis is professor of geography at the University of Regina.
Find nearly any book by Randy William Widdis. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by John J Bukowczyk, Nora Faires, David R Smith, Randy William Widdis, David R. ISBN 9780822942610 (978-0-8229-4261-0) Hardcover, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.
From the colonial era of waterborne transport, through nineteenth-century changes in transportation and communication, to globalization, the history of the Great Lakes Basin has been shaped by the people, goods, and capital crossing and recrossing the U.S.-Canadian border.
During the past three centuries, the region has been buffeted by efforts to benefit from or defeat economic and political integration and by the politics of imposing, tightening, or relaxing the bisecting international border. Where tariff policy was used in the early national period to open the border for agricultural goods, growing protectionism in both countries transformed the border into a bulwark against foreign competition after the 1860s. In the twentieth century, labor migration followed by multinational corporations fundamentally altered the customary pairing of capital and nation to that of capital versus nation, challenging the concept of international borders as key factors in national development.
In tracing the economic development of the Great Lakes Basin as borderland and as transnational region, the authors of Permeable Border have provided a regional history that transcends national borders and makes vital connections between two national histories that are too often studied as wholly separate.