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A good and wise measure : the search for the Canadian-American boundary, 1783-1842, Francis M. Carroll

Label
A good and wise measure : the search for the Canadian-American boundary, 1783-1842
Title
A good and wise measure
Title remainder
the search for the Canadian-American boundary, 1783-1842
Statement of responsibility
Francis M. Carroll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Francis Carroll tells the story of the attempts to settle the original boundary between British North America and the United States. The author's extensive research draws on manuscript materials never used for the subject before. The book is the first to explain thoroughly the Herculean efforts of the surveyors and crews working for the four boundary commissions set up by the Treaty of Ghent (1814). It reveals the network of geopolitical intrigue underlying the failed arbitration (1830-1) of King William I of the Netherlands. It deals with the Rebellions of 1837 and the border skirmishes that complicated the search for a settlement. And it shows how rapid political change in the North Atlantic world in 1840-1 allowed Daniel Webster and Lord Ashburton to negotiate a reasonable compromise settlement - 'A good and wise measure, ' as Ashburton called it." "Filled with the politics and intrigues of the time, the book brings to life a remarkable, rambunctious period in the diplomatic and political history of both Canada and the United States, which led, almost miraculously, to establishment of the longest undefended border in the world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Francis M.
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E398
LC item number
.C37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Northeast boundary of the United States
  • Canada
  • Northeastern States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Frontière du Nord-Est (États-Unis)
  • Canada
  • États-Unis (Nord-Est)
  • États-Unis
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Canada
  • États-Unis
  • Kanada
  • USA
  • USA
  • Kanada
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • Northeastern States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Grensconflicten
  • Diplomatieke betrekkingen
  • Annexaties
  • Geschichte
  • Grenze
  • Grenze
  • Boundaries
  • Diplomatic relations
Label
A good and wise measure : the search for the Canadian-American boundary, 1783-1842, Francis M. Carroll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [411]-429 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Working out a method -- I: Commissions under the Treaty of Ghent: 1816-1827 -- Article 4: islands in the bay -- Article 5: highlands and the source of the St Croix -- Article 5: the forty-fifth parallel, the Connecticut, and deadlock -- Article 6: the St Lawrence and the great lakes -- Article 7: from Lake Superior to the lake of the woods -- 2: Arbitration and uncertainty: the 1820s and 1830s -- Preparing for arbitration -- The award and its problems -- Skirmishes on the frontier -- Surveys and struggles -- 3: Grasping the nettle: 1841-1845 -- Sea change: initiative and compromise -- The Webster-Ashburton negotiations -- Storm over the treaty
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 462 pages
Isbn
9780802048295
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001275081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46620538
  • (OCoLC)ocm46620538
Label
A good and wise measure : the search for the Canadian-American boundary, 1783-1842, Francis M. Carroll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [411]-429 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Working out a method -- I: Commissions under the Treaty of Ghent: 1816-1827 -- Article 4: islands in the bay -- Article 5: highlands and the source of the St Croix -- Article 5: the forty-fifth parallel, the Connecticut, and deadlock -- Article 6: the St Lawrence and the great lakes -- Article 7: from Lake Superior to the lake of the woods -- 2: Arbitration and uncertainty: the 1820s and 1830s -- Preparing for arbitration -- The award and its problems -- Skirmishes on the frontier -- Surveys and struggles -- 3: Grasping the nettle: 1841-1845 -- Sea change: initiative and compromise -- The Webster-Ashburton negotiations -- Storm over the treaty
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 462 pages
Isbn
9780802048295
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001275081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46620538
  • (OCoLC)ocm46620538

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