American Review of Canadian Studies

A quarterly publication presenting original research on topics relating to Canada and the humanities and social sciences. This is the official journal of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. Academic interest.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 4, Winter

"A Barricade of Ships, Guns, Airplanes and Men": Arming the Niagara Border, 1920-1930
On April 19,1929, Chief Boatswain's Mate Hubert E. Wilbur and Surfman Orville M. LaGrant, both members of the US. Coast Guard, began a routine patrol of the Niagara River. The patrol, which nearly ended in bloodshed, provoked an international incident...
Books Received
Banks, Catherine. Bone Cage. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press (PLCN), 2007. 111 pp, $17.95 paper. Barton, Bruce, ed. Collaboration and Devising: Critical Perspectives on Canadian 'Theater in English. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press (PLCN), 2008....
From the Editor
Dear Colleagues: The time has come to share with you two major events in our journal's evolution. They promise to strengthen both the quality and the reach of ARCS. Editorial Board/Associate Editors: At our meeting in Toronto last year, the ACSUS...
J. E. Bernier and the Assertion of Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic
Les Etats-Unis ont Bird et Peary. L'Angleterre posede Franklin et Shackleton. La Norvege chunk Amundsen et Nansen. Ici, au Canada, nous avons Bernier. (1) Joseph Elzear Bernier does not often rank in the annals of Arctic exploration in the company...
Parading the Underworld of New Orleans in Ondaatje's Coming through Slaughter
[A place] implies an indication of stability. [...] [S]pace is like the word when it is spoken. [...] In short, space is a practiced place. --de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life On the unnumbered page following the opening dedication to his...
Petitions from Peripheries of Empire: Louisiana and Quebec
By the 1760s, British subjects in North America were familiar with elected assemblies. As their imperial administrators made a concerted effort to control colonial trade and to collect more taxes to pay down a massive war debt that had increased during...
Whose Mission Accomplished? Alberta at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
In the summer of 2006, Alberta became the first ever Canadian province to be featured at the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Festival seeks to celebrate cultural diversity and promote awareness...