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Title The line which separates : race, gender, and the making of the Alberta-Montana borderlands / Sheila McManus.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 236 pages) : maps.
Series Race and ethnicity in the American West
Race and ethnicity in the American West.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-230) and index.
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Subject United States -- Boundaries -- Canada.
Canada -- Boundaries -- United States.
Montana -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Montana -- Race relations.
Alberta -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Alberta -- Race relations.
Siksika Indians -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Sex role -- Northern boundary of the United States -- History -- 19th century.
National characteristics, Canadian.
National characteristics, American.
United States.
United States -- Northern boundary of the United States.
Genre History.
Contents From Blackfoot country to borderlands -- Troublesome topography : mapping the West in the nineteenth century -- "Brought within reasonable distance" : managing the West, proving the border -- "Their own country" : drawing lines in Blackfoot territory -- "Bringing them more prominently into notice" : managing Aboriginal peoples in the borderlands -- "A land where there is room for all" : immigration, nation building, and nonaboriginal communities in the borderlands -- "I must have been the discoverer" : White women's perceptions of life in the borderlands -- Just "ink on a map?"
Summary Nations are made and unmade at their borders, and the forty-ninth parallel separating Montana and Alberta in the late nineteenth century was a pivotal Western site for both the United States and Canada. Blackfoot country was a key site of Canadian and American efforts to shape their nations and national identities. The region's landscape, aboriginal people, newcomers, railroads, and ongoing cross-border ties all challenged the governments' efforts to create, colonize, and nationalize the Alberta-Montana borderlands. The Line Which Separates makes an important and useful comparison between American and Canadian government policies and attitudes regarding race, gender, and homesteading. Drawing on a range of sources, from government maps and reports to oral testimony and personal papers, The Line Which Separates explores the uneven way in which the borderlands were superimposed on Blackfoot country in order to divide a previously cohesive region in the late nineteenth century.
Other Title Print version: McManus, Sheila. Line which separates. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005 0803232373 0803283083