forty-ninth parallel


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forty-ninth parallel

Canadian an informal name for the border with the USA, which is in part delineated by the parallel line of latitude at 49?N
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He profiles the boundary-crossings of Metis families like the one headed by Antoine Oullette and Angelique Bottineau who crossed the forty-ninth parallel like many of their contemporaries, to take advantage of the shifting economic and political realities of the borderlands.
What is absent from the all too brief coda and Huhndorf's work generally is an overt acknowledgement of how the specifics of that biographical context intersect with and are integral to discussions of Native studies north of the forty-ninth parallel.
The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on Regional History of the Forty-Ninth Parallel (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006), Living with Strangers adds to the growing and welcome attention to northern borderland studies.
An uninformed reader looking at this map would assume that groups such as the Assiniboines and Kootenais (Nichols's spelling) lived only south of the forty-ninth parallel.
American immigrants in Oregon, which bordered onto Canada, loudly clamoured for the assertion of United States sovereignty in that territory, which meant pushing the boundaries of the United States north past the forty-ninth parallel.
In many aspects, the education of special librarians north of the forty-ninth parallel is no different from that of our neighbors to the south.
Immensely popular on both sides of the Atlantic in the mid-19th century, Sam Slick's sharp-tongued musings on the Nova Scotian realities of his day remain popular both for their local humor and for the lasting insight they provide into the continuing ambiguities of New World visions on both sides of the forty-ninth parallel.
North of the forty-ninth parallel business history will in all probability concern itself with entrepreneurship, regionalism, the labor process, and econonic imperialism.
Robert Chao Romero explores the smuggling of excluded Chinese labour into the United States through Mexico as well as Cuba between 1882 and 1916; Brenden Rensink examines cattle rustling and horse thieving in the Montanan borderlands during the early 1880s to demonstrate the transnational Crees' strategic use of the Forty-Ninth parallel as a tool of resistance; Sterling Evans focuses on the early twentieth-century smuggling of US-made binder twine into Canada within the broader context of the North American agricultural market system; George T.
Hamar Foster, who has devoted many years to the legal history of the early Canadian west, emphasizes that, contrary to those who have seen a great legal vacuum in the region, "there definitely was a distinctive legal regime north of the forty-ninth parallel and west of the Canadas.
It would be helpful to see more direct comparisons of the North West Mounted Police and the US Army in relation to the Canadian-American border at the forty-ninth parallel.
Children of a common mother, as Vancouver's Peace Arch proclaims astride the forty-ninth parallel, how could the two countries have quarrelled over a line in the trees?