ELLIOT-MEISEL, Elizabeth B.
Title: Arctic Diplomacy :: Canada and the United States in the Northwest Passage. First Edition
Publisher:  Peter Lang Publishing, New York, 1998, ISBN:082043826X
Seller ID: 113410
ELLIOT-MEISEL, Elizabeth B. Arctic Diplomacy (American University Studies Series IX, History). New York, &c. : Peter Lang Publishing, (1998). First Edition. Pp (12),-225,(3). A few maps in text. 8vo, blue, white and purplepaper-covered boards, with white spine. American University Studies Series IX, History, Vol.188. "The Northwest Passage is so far north that only a p olar projection map presents an accurate picture of its expanse. It has been both an integral part of Canada's national identity and a source of contention between the United States and Canada. Canadian claims that the Passage is internal Canadian waters have been challenged by United States insistence that it is an international strait. Continental partners and allies, the two countries have charted a unique course in continental cooperation, while concurrently working to resolve contentious bilateral issues. This study places the Northwest Passage in the context of U.S. - Canadian relations and argues that its resolution lies in the spirit and history of bilateral cooperation found in the second half of the twentieth century." - from rearboard. Introduction; 1. Canada's Arctic Frontier; 2. The Evolution of Cana dian Sovereignty Interests in the Northwest Passage -- 3. Continental Defense and the Sovereignty Question in the Canadian Arctic Prior to Pearl Harbor -- 4. Continental Defense and Asserting the Canadian Presence in the Arctic: 1939-1945 -- 5. Postwar Canadian Foreign Policy and the Canadian North -- 6. Continental Security and Canadian Sovereignty in the North -- 7. The Emerging Issue of the Northwest Passage -- 8. The Legal Status of the Northwest Passage Through the Diefenbaker Years -- 9. Planting the Canadian Flagin the Northwest Passage -- 10. Arctic Diplomacy: Options and Agendas -- A ppendices : 1. Routes of the Northwest Passage; 2. Transits of the Northwest Passage, 1903-1996; 3. Timeline of Canadian Legislation, Announcements, and Settlement Claims to the Arctic; 4. Abbreviations. With bibliography andindex. Very good, solid and clean. 60.00