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Frenemy Nations

Love and Hate Between Neighbo(u)ring States

October 26, 2019 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780889776722
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Description

In the summer of 1968, Mary Soderstrom and her husband loaded up their VW Beetle and immigrated to Canada from the United States. The contrast between their new home and their old led to a long-running reflection on what makes the two countries different. How could two places that are similar in so many ways be so disparate in others?
 
In Frenemy Nations, Soderstrom answers this question by addressing a range of geographical "odd couples": including the United States and Canada; New Hampshire and Vermont; Alberta and Saskatchewan; Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Scotland and Ireland; Rwanda and Burundi; and more. Through it all, Soderstrom shows how tiny differences--in geographic features, colonial histories, resource competition, education, women's roles, language, and migration--can have outsized effects on how polities develop.

About this Author

Mary Soderstrom is author of numerous books, including Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move and Desire Lines: Stories of Love and Geography. She lives in Montréal.

ISBN: 9780889776722
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 276
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: 2019-10-26

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