forty-ninth parallel


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forty-ninth parallel

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(Human Geography) Canadian an informal name for the Canadian border with the USA, which is in part delineated by the parallel line of latitude at 49°N

for′ty-ninth` par′allel



n.
49° latitude, the boundary between Canada and the U.S.
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The southern section of the border roughly follows the forty-ninth parallel while the northern section, between Alaska and the Yukon, mostly follows the one hundred forty-first meridian west.
Chapter 2, "Exchange: Trade, Sovereignty, and the Forty-Ninth Parallel," explores the Metis role in the "growing salience of the 49th parallel" (55) and how they came to negotiate it for their benefit.
While Metis and the Medicine Line focuses primarily on physically crossing the forty-ninth parallel, it also explores the many other ways that nineteenth-century Indigenous people crossed boundary markers of identity, legal status, and citizenship.
He then explores Lawrence Hill's exploration of faction, historiography, metafiction, and the documentary novel, especially Hill's Book of Negroes, its narrative, and its narrative memory in water crossings and shifts of status, and he considers Any Known Blood and its movement back and forth across the forty-ninth parallel.
Although Americans have long been migrating north of the forty-ninth parallel into Canada, they remain a largely understudied immigrant group.
Niro, as a Mohawk woman, has much at stake in this installation precisely because the Mohawk nation, as Huhndorf notes, has been severed by the forty-ninth parallel.
Many American historians define their topics, pursue their research, and write their books limited by a border mentality that halts their endeavours at the Rio Grande or the forty-ninth parallel.
The youngest spy helps uncover a daring plot by southerners to incite an armed invasion north of the forty-ninth parallel.
Thus, those residing below the forty-ninth parallel and not as far south so as to be below the Rio Grande River are Americans of the United States of America only because, after the Revolution, there was nothing else to call them.
This event, though unusual, is not revolutionary--it remains the case that "North of the forty-ninth parallel, the word 'conservative' has become as much of an epithet as 'liberal' has in the United States.
Exploring evangelicals as a subculture by using a number of studies from each country and interviews from 181 people from selected areas in each country, he has for the first time provided an analysis of the commonalities and differences among evangelicals on either side of the forty-ninth parallel.
But when we are treated to such a delightful example of American intelligence--Lewis Lapham's article, not the CIA--it makes us feel secure that, yes, there are full-fledged, top-notch, functioning brains below the Forty-ninth Parallel.