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North American Border Conflicts
Race, Politics, and Ethics

ISBN 9780367889906
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

North American Border Conflicts: Race, Politics, and Ethics adds to the current discussion on class, race, ethnic, and sectarian divides, not only within the United States but throughout the Americas in general. The book explores the phenomenon of border challenges throughout the world, particularly the current increase in population migration in the America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, which has been linked to human trafficking and many other causes of human suffering. North American Border Conflicts takes students through the rich, sad history of border conflict on this continent.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction: Contravening Worldviews of People Competing for Boundaries and Resources
Aboriginal Harmony Ethos and Restorative Justice
The Protestant Ethic and New World Conflicts: Protestants, Aboriginals, Catholics

Chapter 2 Colonial Intrusion and Border Battles
Aboriginals and Their Pre-Columbian Boundaries
Colonial Encroachment and Conflict
The Acadian Expulsion: The roots of Manifest Destiny, Ethnic Cleansing and Cultural Genocide
Changing Spanish-America
Adaptations to Colonial intrusions

Chapter 3 The Emerging United States and its Expansionist Mandate
Manifest Destiny and White Protestant Supremacy: Boundary Maintenance 1776-1865
The Monroe Doctrine & Imperial Designs: 1865-1917
Turbulence in Mexico: The Road to Revolution
The Texas Rangers’ Reign of Terror: Prelude to Pancho Villas’ U.S. Raid
Policing American Indians: Boundary Maintenance through Laws and Force

Chapter 4 North America and the Neocolonial Conflicts of the 20th Century
The United States
 and Its "Indian Problem:" Changing Boundaries and Identities
Extending the Monroe Doctrine in the 20th Century: Hemispheric Exploitation and Cold War Fears
Canada Comes of Age and the Perils of Quebec Separatism
Mexico in the 20th Century: Growth, Corruption, & U.S. Interventions

Chapter 5 From NAFTA to the 21st Century
Border Perspective since 9/11
Impact of the Militarization of the U.S. Borders
Border Security’s Impact on North American Indians
Mexico’s Daunting Role as a Filter for Drug and Human Trafficking

Appendix I Chronology of Major Events
Appendix II Maps

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Laurence Armand French was born in New Hampshire, with grandparents originally from Canada. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps when he was 17 and went to college as a disabled veteran. He earned his BA, MA, and Ph.D. in sociology/social psychology from the University of New Hampshire; a second MA from Western New Mexico University; and a second Ph.D. in cultural psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked closely with Dr. Magdaleno Manzanarez on North American border issues.

Magdaleno Manzanarez
was born in Mexico and "adopted" into a family in northern California’s wine country. He received his AA from Santa Rosa Junior College; his BA from the Universidad de las Americans in Puebla, Mexico; his MA from Sonoma State University; and his Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University. He is a tenured professor of political science and history and the first Vice President for External Affairs at Western New Mexico University. He sits on numerous boards including the Board of Trustee – Gila Regional Medical Center. He has published and presented papers nationally and internationally on border issues, notably those relevant to the Americas. He co-authored NAFTA & Neocolonialism: Comparative Criminal, Human, & Social Justice with Laurence Armans French.