Stock Image

Dancing Around the Elephant: Creating a Prosperous Canada in an Era of American Dominance, 1957-1973

Muirhead, Bruce

Published by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
ISBN 10: 0802090168 / ISBN 13: 9780802090164
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Thrift Books (Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 8.62
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Returns Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: Dancing Around the Elephant: Creating a ...

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Description:

Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0802090168I4N00

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis:

A generation of Canadian historians has viewed the mid-twentieth century as an era when Canada gave ground to the United States in most areas of foreign trade policy. In Dancing around the Elephant, Bruce Muirhead elegantly and cogently disputes this view.

Drawing on extensive archival research, Muirhead notes a number of cases where Canadian policy makers actually got the better of their American counterparts, such as the Auto Pact, and examines contextual reasons for the pessimistic view of Canada's trade position and hostile scepticism of American dominance: the rise of Canadian nationalism, the growth of anti-Americanism (based largely on the American role in Vietnam), and the election of Pierre Elliot Trudeau as prime minister in 1968. Muirhead also dispels the myth that the poor relationship between Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and President John F. Kennedy served to wreak havoc on Canadian-American relations, clearly demonstrating its lack of effect on trade patterns.

While not disregarding a number of trade failures - particularly with the United Kingdom and Europe - Dancing around the Elephant refutes the position of those who question Canada's economic independence in the mid-century and will prove tremendously controversial with economic historians and those who study Canadian nationalism.

About the Author: Bruce Muirhead is a professor in the Department of History at Lakehead University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Thrift Books
Address: Auburn, WA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: March 24, 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described
on the Abebooks website. If you're dissatisfied with your
purchase or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30
days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your
mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the "Ask
bookseller a question" link to contact us and we'll respond
as soon as possible.



Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.