The Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and
The Department of History at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia
BRIDGING NATIONAL BORDERS IN
Transnational and Comparative Histories
Benjamin H. Johnson and Andrew R. Graybill, editors
Duke University Press, 2010
Bridging National Borders in North America convened an international group of scholars to discuss the history of borderlands in North America. In the past century "Borderlands" has become shorthand for the U.S. Southwest and the Mexican north, yet little attention has been paid to the border dividing Canada and the U.S. despite a similarly rich history. This conference aimed to correct that oversight. In an era when all of North American's borders are growing economically, demographically and politically more important, it is imperative to cast light on the collective history of theses regions. Sharing knowledge on First Nations peoples, labor migration, industrial growth, political policies, and environmental trends, this conference will illustrate how the shared histories of Canadians, Mexicans and Americans hold lessons for all North Americans and beyond.
This two-part symposium, co-sponsored by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and the Department of History at Simon Fraser University (SFU), included the initial public presentations held at SFU in greater Vancouver in September 2006, and was followed in March 2007 by a conference at SMU in Dallas, Texas. Ultimately Duke University Press published the papers as a volume edited by conference organizers Andrew Graybill, Benjamin Johnson and Joseph E. Taylor, III.
Andrew Graybill, University of Nebraska;
Benjamin H. Johnson, Southern Methodist University;
Joseph E. Taylor III, Simon Fraser University.
This project was undertaken with the assistance of the Government of Canada/
avec l’aide du gouvernement du Canada
Last updated April 19, 2010.