Bomb Canada
160 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
b&w illustrations throughout
Release Date:01 Aug 2009

Bomb Canada

and Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media

Athabasca University Press
Canada and the United States. Two nations, one border, same continent. Anti-American sentiment in Canada is well documented, but what have Americans had to say about their northern neighbour? Allan examines how the American media has portrayed Canada from Confederation to the Obama inauguration. By examining major events that have tested bilateral relations, Bomb Canada tracks the history of anti-Canadianism in the U.S. Informative, thought-provoking and at times hilarious, this first-of-its-kind book reveals another layer of the complex relationship between Canada and the United States.
Chantal Allan is an award-winning journalist who has reported for CBC Radio and NPR (National Public Radio). Her articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Los Angeles Daily News, and other publications. She received her M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California and now lives in Los Angeles.



CHAPTER 1: The First Five Years: 1867-1872 1

General News

Beware the Fenians

Stoking Fears of Annexation

Canadian Exodus


CHAPTER 2: Free Trade or "Freedom": 1911

"Champ Clark’s Bombshell"

Round Two for Reciprocity

"No" from the Golden Coast

The Fight for Free Trade in Canada

Fall of Reciprocity


CHAPTER 3: Castro, Nukes & the Cold War: 1953-1968

Trading with the Red Menace

Bomarcs, Nukes, and Defence

Vietnam Variance


CHAPTER 4: Enter the Intellect: 1968-1984


The Shakedown

Trudeau and the Terrorists

Back to the Basics

Viva Cuba!

Booted Out

The Clark Sideshow

Rebound and Final Au Revoir

Hello Again USA!


CHAPTER 5: Hitting Below the Belt: 2001 Onward

Strikes of Terror

Off to War

No Longer Nice

The Schism Widens

Downward Spiral





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