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Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era

Asa McKercher

Abstract

John F. Kennedy’s thousand days as president coincided not only with the crisis years of the Cold War, but also with the most fractious period in the Canada–United States relationship since the War of 1812. Thanks in part to mounting Canadian nationalist sentiment, Kennedy confronted a host of issues with Canada magnified by Canadian concerns over their country’s close economic, cultural, military, and diplomatic links with the United States. The early 1960s saw tensions in Canada–US relations as growing numbers of Canadians came to question both their government’s quiet support for US leaders ... More

Keywords: Canada–US relations, John F. Kennedy, John Diefenbaker, US Foreign Policy, anti-Americanism, Canadian Nationalism, Lester Pearson, Canada, international history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190605056
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605056.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asa McKercher, author
L.R. Wilson Assistant Professor of History, McMaster University