By Reginald C. Stuart
This sweeping research surveys approximately a century of numerous American perspectives at the courting among the USA and the Canadian provinces, filling out a ignored bankruptcy within the background of competitive U.S. expansionism. till the mid-nineteenth century, many believed that Canada may finally sign up for the USA. Stuart offers an insightful view of the borderland, the Canadian-American frontier the place the demographics, trade, and tradition of the 2 international locations blend.
Originally released in 1988.
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The weakened army remained around Quebec, but withdrew after British reinforcements arrived in the spring. The gamble had failed. Canada remained a British base. Congress continued to woo the French-Canadians even though there was little cause for encouragement. The views of such American leaders as General Wooster that the French were near savages who followed the prevailing military wind did not make their conciliatory efforts easier. " Once in Canada they found little to cheer them. Old fears of American anti-Catholicism and the failed invasion kept the Canadians away.
Where scarce the sun affords the cheerful ray; The final argument was widely convincing. Then let us fly, nor trust a war of words Where British arms and Tory arts have failed T'effect our purpose. 34 In the northern states, the bitter border war left vivid memories and fears for the future because of British links with the Indians. And because such infamous Tory leaders as Walter Butler and John 24 The Era of Defensive Expansion Johnson found refuge in the provinces, along with less belligerent loyalists, the stereotype of the provinces as an enemy base continued.
So free trade would promote "good neighbourhood between the U[nited] States and the bordering British territories and consequently . . 4 Hamilton was especially conscious of America's northern expansion after 1783. This expansion took several forms. New Englanders sought to reestablish commercial contacts with Nova Scotia settlements formed long before the Revolution. They also discovered new markets among many of the loyalist refugees who could not support themselves on the stony Maritime soils.