Contributions by Robert E. Bonner, Christopher Clark, Jane Dinwoodie, Steven Hahn, Ryan Hall, Benjamin Johnson, Pablo Mijangos, Mary Ryan, Andrew Smith, Jewel L. Spangler, Marcela Terrazas y Basante and Frank Towers
North America took its political shape in the crisis of the 1860s, marked by Canadian Confederation, the U.S. Civil War, the restoration of the Mexican Republic, and numerous wars and treaty regimes conducted between these states and indigenous peoples. This crisis wove together the three nation-states of modern North America from a patchwork of contested polities. Remaking North American Sovereignty brings together distinguished experts on the histories of Canada, indigenous peoples, Mexico, and the United States to re-evaluate this era of political transformation in light of the global turn in nineteenth-century historiography. They uncover the continental dimensions of the 1860s crisis that have been obscured by historical traditions that confine these conflicts within its national framework.
Introduction: Sovereignty and the Nation-State in
Nineteenth-Century North America Frank Towers | 1 Part I: Making Nations 1 The United States from the Inside Out and
the Southside North Steven Hahn | 25 2 Confederation as a Hemispheric Anomaly: Why Canada
Chose a Unique Model of Sovereignty in the 1860s Andrew Smith | 36 3 Civil War and Nation Building in
North America, 1848–1867 Pablo Mijangos y González | 61 4 1860s Capitalscapes, Governing Interiors,
and the Illustration of North American Sovereignty Robert Bonner | 90 Part II: Indigenous Polities 5 The Long War: Sustaining Indigenous Communities
and Contesting Sovereignties in the Civil War South Jane Dinwoodie | 107 6 Negotiating Sovereignty: U.S. and Canadian Colonialisms
on the Northwest Plains, 1855–1877 Ryan Hall | 132 7 Indian Raids in Northern Mexico and the Construction
of Mexican Sovereignty Marcela Terrazas y Basante | 153 Part III: The Complications of the Market 8 State, Market, and Popular Sovereignty in Agrarian North
America: Th e United States, 1850–1920 Christopher Clark | 177 9 Reconstructing North America: The Borderlands of Juan Cortina
and Louis Riel in an Age of National Consolidation Benjamin H. Johnson | 200 10 City Sovereignty in the Era of the American Civil War Mary P. Ryan | 220 Conclusion: Continental History and the Problem of Time and Place Frank Towers | 251 Acknowledgments | 261 List of Contributors | 263 Index | 265
Jewel L. Spangler is Associate Professor of History and Department Head at the University of Calgary. She is the author of Virginians Reborn: Anglican Monopoly, Evangelical Dissent, and the Rise of the Baptists in the Late Eighteenth Century (2008) and co-editor of Remaking North American Sovereignty: State Transformation in the 1860s (Fordham, 2020).
Frank Towers is a professor of history at the University of Calgary. He is the author of The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2004) and the co- editor of The Old South's Modern Worlds (Oxford University Press, 2011), Confederate Cities (University of Chicago Press, 2015), and Remaking North American Sovereignty (Fordham University Press, 2020).
Robert Bonner is Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in the Dartmouth history department and author of Mastering America: Southern Slaveholders and the Crisis of American Nationhood.
Christopher Clark is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of York, in England.
Jane Dinwoodie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in American History at the University of Cambridge. She is currently writing a book about Indian Removal and the thousands of people who avoided it.
Steven Hahn is Professor of History at New York University. A Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize recipient, his most recent book is A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830–1910 (2016).
Ryan Hall is Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and History at Colgate University and author of the forthcoming Beneath the Backbone of the World: Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720–1877 with the University of North Carolina Press.
Benjamin H. Johnson is Associate Professor of History and Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans.
Pablo Mijangos y González is Associate Professor of History at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. He is the author of The Lawyer of the Church: Bishop Clemente de Jesús Munguía and the Clerical Response to the Mexican Liberal Reforma with Nebraska University Press (2015).
Mary P. Ryan is Emeritus Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book is Taking the Land to Make the City: A Bicoastal History of North America (2019).
Andrew Smith is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and author of British Businessmen and Canadian Confederation: Constitution Making in an Era of Anglo-Globalization. Recently, he has published on the co-evolution of political institutions and organizational cultures in other regions of the British Empire, such as Hong Kong, India, and the Caribbean.
Marcela Terrazas y Basante, Ph.D., is a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her most recent publications include Diplomacia, negocios y política. Ensayos sobre la relación entre México y el Reino Unido en el siglo XIX, which she coordinated and coedited with Will Fowler (2018), and “Violence, Collaboration, and Population Movements: The New United States–Mexico Border, 1848–1853,” in Mexico, 1848–1853. Los Años Olvidados, edited by Pedro Santoni and Will Fowler (2018).
Andrew L. Slap is a Professor of history at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era (Fordham). He is also the editor or co-editor of three volumes on the Civil War era. His current book project is “African American Communities during Slavery, War, and Peace: Memphis in the Nineteenth Century.”