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North American Border Conflicts

Race, Politics, and Ethics, 1st Edition

By Laurence Armand French, Magdaleno Manzanarez

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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

Contents



Foreword



Chapter 1 Introduction: Contravening world-views of people competing for boundaries and resources



Aboriginal Harmony Ethos & 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



Introduction



New Spin’s adaptation to the New World



Adaptations to Colonial intrusions



Chapter 3 The Emerging United States and its expansionist mandate



Manifest Destiny and white Protestant supremacy: Boundary maintenance 1776-1865



Indian Removal: United State’s experiment with ethnic cleansing



Intrusions into Canada



The new frontier: acquiring Spanish/Mexican territory



Prelude to the U.S. Civil War: Annexation of Texas



The Monroe Doctrine & Imperial Designs: 1865-1917



Canadian Challenges during the Monroe Doctrine Era



Louis Riel and the Indian/Métis Rebellions



Turbulence in Mexico – the road to Revolution



The reign of Portfirio Diaz – America’s favorite despot



The Texas Rangers’ Reign of Terror: Prelude to Pancho Villas’ U.S. raid



Pancho Villas’ raid on the United State



Harsh Treatment of the Villista Prisoners



Policing American Indians: Boundary Maintenance through laws and force



Introduction



Indian Police and Policing Indian Country: Military versus civilian jurisdictions



Chapter 4 North America and the Neocolonial conflicts of the 20th century



Introduction



USA and its "Indian Problem:" Changing boundaries and identities



About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology