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Remaking North American Sovereignty: State Transformation in the 1860s

Jewel L. Spangler and Frank Towers


This book explores the tumultuous history of North American state-making in the middle decades of the nineteenth century from a continental perspective. Today’s political map took its basic shape in the continental crisis of the 1860s, marked by Canadian Confederation (1867), the end of the U.S. Civil War (1865), the restoration of the Mexican Republic (1867), and numerous wars and treaty regimes conducted between these states and indigenous peoples through the 1870s. This crisis transformed the continent from a patchwork of foreign empires, republics, indigenous polities, and contested no-man ... More

Keywords: Canadian Confederation, Civil War, indigenous, Mexican Restoration, nation-state, nineteenth-century, North America, sovereignty, transnational, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823288458
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823288458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jewel L. Spangler, editor
University of Calgary

Frank Towers, editor
University of Calgary

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