Publications [#139574] of John H. Thompson

Books

  1. John Herd Thompson and Stephen J. Randall, Canada and the United States: Ambivalent Allies (fourth edition), The United States and the Americas (Spring, 2008), The University of Georgia Press / McGill-Queen's Press
    (last updated on 2007/12/14)

    Author's Comments:
    Stephen Randall and I sent back the copy-edited ms of the fourth edition of CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES: AMBIVALENT ALLIES to the University of Georgia Press on 3 December. AMBIVALENT ALLIES has become the “standard work” on U.S.-Canada trans-national and comparative history. The fourth edition is virtually a new book, from the “Introduction” to the “Epilogue” and the “Bibliographical Essay.” Chapter 1 has been retitled and restructured to reflect new scholarly arguments about the origins of U.S.-Canada differences. Chapter 2 fully incorporates the “New Western History” and cutting-edge scholarship on binational migration. Chapter 3 integrates new arguments about international transmission of progressive reform ideas. Chapters 4 and 5, on the period from 1919 to 1945, include new scholarship but compress what were three chapters in earlier editions. Chapters 7 through 10, (chapters 8 through 11 in the third edition,) benefit from both new historical literature and from primary research in the Jimmy Carter presidential library. The new final chapter, “Playing by New American Rules, 2001-2007,” describes the dramatic changes in the U.S.-Canada relationship during George W. Bush’s presidency and sets them into their transformed international context.

    Abstract:
    Stephen Randall and I sent back the copy-edited ms of the fourth edition of CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES: AMBIVALENT ALLIES to the University of Georgia Press on 3 December. AMBIVALENT ALLIES has become the “standard work” on U.S.-Canada trans-national and comparative history. The fourth edition is virtually a new book, from the “Introduction” to the “Epilogue” and the “Bibliographical Essay.” Chapter 1 has been retitled and restructured to reflect new scholarly arguments about the origins of U.S.-Canada differences. Chapter 2 fully incorporates the “New Western History” and cutting-edge scholarship on binational migration. Chapter 3 integrates new arguments about international transmission of progressive reform ideas. Chapters 4 and 5, on the period from 1919 to 1945, include new scholarship but compress what were three chapters in earlier editions. Chapters 7 through 10, (chapters 8 through 11 in the third edition,) benefit from both new historical literature and from primary research in the Jimmy Carter presidential library. The new final chapter, “Playing by New American Rules, 2001-2007,” describes the dramatic changes in the U.S.-Canada relationship during George W. Bush’s presidency and sets them into their transformed international context.