Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway

Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway

by Daniel Macfarlane


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A megaproject half a century in the making, the planning and building of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project is one of the defining episodes in North American history. Possibly the largest construction undertaking in Canadian history, and one of the most ambitious borderlands projects ever embarked upon by two countries, it also required decades of negotiation and the controversial relocation of thousands of people. Negotiating a River looks at the profound impacts of this megaproject, from the complex diplomatic negotiations, political manoeuvring, and environmental diplomacy to the implications for national identities and transnational relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774826440
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Series: Nature | History | Society Series
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Macfarlane is an associate professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. He is also a senior fellow at the Bill Graham Center for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto, and president of the International Water History Association. 

Table of Contents

Foreword: National Dreams / Graeme Wynn

Introduction: River to Seaway

Part 1: Negotiating

1 Accords and Discords

2 Watershed Decisions

3 Caught between Two Fires

Part 2: Building

4 Fluid Relations

5 Lost Villages

6 Flowing Forward

Conclusion: To the Heart of the Continent




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