Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
A Good and Wise Measure: ... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Daily-Deal-
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This Book is in Good Condition. Used Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Good and Wise Measure: The Search for the Canadian-American Boundary, 1783-1842 Paperback – Jun 16 2001

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 44.95
CDN$ 24.41 CDN$ 16.49

Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Try Amazon Student
click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1 edition (June 16 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802083587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802083586
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #908,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

About the Author

Francis M. Carroll is Senior Scholar of History at the University of Manitoba and a fellow of St. John's College.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Carroll leaves no detail untouched and no word unwritten and this reads like an academic study Aug. 19 2014
By Tom in NH - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an extremely detailed history of the treaties that established the eastern border between British North America (Canada) and the newly formed United States. Mr. Carroll leaves no detail untouched and no word unwritten and this reads like an academic study. However, with a bit of patience, the lay reader can enjoy it as well.

And the story itself is fascinating: Establishing our common boundary began with men pouring over crude maps in Europe, then having surveyors try to locate key landmarks despite conflicting facts on the ground. Today's border could very well have been different. Imagine Plattsburgh, Quebec, instead of NY. Over 8,000 square miles of prime Maine timber are US territory but might have been Canada had negotiations gone differently.