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FACING WEST FROM NIAGARA'S SHORES: COMPETITION, COMMERCE, AND EXPANSIONISM ON THE US-CANADIAN BORDER, 1810-1855
GLENN, DANIEL PATRICK

2007, PhD, University of Cincinnati, Arts and Sciences : History.
The expansion of the United States was not a phenomenon limited to the West and South. Expansion also took place on the country’s northern border. This was, however, a different kind of expansion – economic rather than physical – and it was aimed at securing the trade to and from the Great Lakes. By 1855, Americans had secured economic dominance over not only the Great Lakes but Upper Canada as well. This task was accomplished, less by the federal government, than by individuals and the State of New York, with help from the governments’ of Upper Canada and Britain. Businessmen in Buffalo took advantage of the position of New York’s Erie Canal and the state’s liberal banking laws to build an economic infrastructure that allowed them to attain much of the traffic on the Lakes. The economic policies of conservatives in Upper Canada reduced the credit available to the province’s merchants, while British investment in the Erie Canal helped to redirect the flow of trade on the Lakes from its natural route through Canada along the St. Lawrence River. American economic expansion on the US-Canadian border, therefore, was simultaneously a product of local and international circumstances.
Dr. Geoffrey Plank (Advisor)
268 p.

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