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Before and After the State

Politics, Poetics, and People(s) in the Pacific Northwest

The creation of the Canada–US border in the Pacific Northwest is often presented as a tale of two nations, but beyond the macro-political dynamics is the experience of individuals. Before and After the State examines the imposition of a border across a region that already held a vibrant, highly complex society and dynamic trading networks. Allan McDougall, Lisa Philips, and Daniel Boxberger explore fundamental questions of state formation, social transformation, and the (re)construction of identity to expose how the devices and myths of nation building affect people's lives.

About the Authors

Allan K. McDougall is professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. Lisa Philips is professor emerita at the University of Alberta. Daniel L. Boxberger is professor of anthropology at Western Washington University.

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