American Civil War

by John Boyko

For as long as most of us can remember, “good neighbours” has been the default epithet for Canada/U.S. relations. And if our requests for cups of sugar have occasionally been made through gritted teeth, it has arguably made the metaphor more, not less, apt. But as historian John Boyko’s informative and often engrossing book about Canada and the American Civil War shows, it wasn’t always thus; in the century preceding the war, backstabbing and bloodshed were often the order of the day. Read more…