12 Migration and North American Borderlands

How important is the border to studies of North American migration? In what ways?

Peter Marshall, “Americans in Upper Canada, 1791-1812: “Late Loyalists” or Early Immigrants,” in Barrington Walker, ed. The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada: Essential Readings (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 2008), ch.3.

Bruno Ramirez, Crossing the 49th Parallel: Migration from Canada to the United States, 1900-1930 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001)


Bruno Ramirez avec Yves Otis, La ruée vers le sud. Migrations du Canada vers les États-Unis (Montréal: Boréal, 2003).

Erika Lee, “Enforcing the borders: Chinese exclusion along the US borders with Canada and Mexico, 1882–1924”, Journal of American Ethnic History 89(1) (2002): 54-86.

Magda Fahrni and Yves Frenette, “« Don’t I long for Montreal »: L’identité hybride d’une jeune migrante franco-américaine pendant la Première Guerre mondiale.” Histoire sociale/Social history 41, no. 81 (2008): 75-98.

Yukari Takai, “Asian Migrants, Exclusionary Laws, and Transborder Migration in North America, 1880–1940,” OAH Magazine of History, Volume 23, Issue 4:1 (October 2009), 35–42.

Rachel Wolters, “As Migrants and as Immigrants: African Americans Search for Land and Liberty in the Great Plains, 1890–1912.” Great Plains Quarterly 35, no. 4 (2015): 333-355.

Benjamin Bryce, “Entangled Communities: German Lutherans in Ontario and North America, 1880-1930” in Benjamin Bryce and Alexander Freud, Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada (University Press of Florida, 2015).

Kathleen Rodgers & Darcy Ingram, “Ideological Migration and War Resistance in British Columbia’s West Kootenays”, American Review of Canadian Studies, 44:1 (2014), 96-117.


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