Between 1920 and 1933 the issue of prohibition proved to be the
greatest challenge to Canada-U.S. relations. When the United States
adopted national prohibition in 1920--ironically, just as Canada
was abandoning its own national and provincial experiments with
prohibition--U.S. tourists and dollars promptly headed north and
Canadian liquor went south. Despite repeated efforts, Americans
were unable to secure Canadian assistance in enforcing American
prohibition laws until 1930.
"" "Bootleggers and Borders" explores the important but
surprisingly overlooked Canada-U.S. relationship in the Pacific
Northwest during Prohibition. Stephen T. Moore maintains that the
reason Prohibition created such an intractable problem lies not
with the relationship between Ottawa and Washington DC but with
everyday operations experienced at the border level, where foreign
relations are conducted according to different methods and rules
and are informed by different assumptions, identities, and cultural
Through an exploration of border relations in the Pacific
Northwest, "Bootleggers and Borders" offers insight not only into
the Canada-U.S. relationship but also into the subtle but important
differences in the tactics Canadians and Americans employed when
confronted with similar problems. Ultimately, British Columbia's
method of addressing temperance provided the United States with a
model that would become central to its abandonment and replacement
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