Starting in 1837, rebels in Upper and Lower Canada revolted against British rule in an attempt to reform a colonial government that they believed was unjust. While this uprising is often perceived as a small-scale, localized event, Revolutions across Borders demonstrates that the Canadian Rebellion of 1837–38 was a major continental cri- sis with dramatic transnational consequences. In this groundbreaking study, contributors ana- lyze the extent of the Canadian Rebellion beyond British North America and the turbulent Jackson- ian period’s influence on rebel leaders and the course of the rebellion. Exploring the rebellion’s social and economic dimensions, its impact on American politics, policy-making, and the philoso- phy of manifest destiny, and the significant changes south of the border that influenced this Canadian uprising, the essays in this volume show just how malleable borderland relations were. Chapters in- vestigate how Americans frustrated with the young republic considered an “alternative republic” in Canada, the new monetary system that the rebels planned to establish, how the rebellion played a major role in Martin Van Buren’s defeat in the 1840 presidential election, and how America’s changing economic alliances doomed the Canadian Rebellion before it even started. Reevaluating the implications of this transna- tional conflict, Revolutions across Borders brings new life and understanding to this turning point in the history of North America. Maxime Dagenais is research coordinator of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University. Julien Mauduit is L.R. Wilson Assistant Professor at McMaster University. M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 3 0 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S w0rut8Tt8: bo8oCo t8 ru0 %92.C April 2019 -5,7a755pl7lnnl7s 4phi-l£ bAU1 4s-i-l£ Dc1 kssi-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7lnnh7l 4Ssaiaac bAU1 4Ssaiaac Dc1 k-niaa $.9ru n B - pn,66 0g99T omot.oN.0 A M E R I C A N H I S T O R Y • C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y Revolutions across Borders Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion edited by maxime dagenais and julien mauduit A surprising and innovative analysis of the continental dimensions of the Canadian Rebellion of 1837–38.