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THE UNITED STATES

AS A NEIGHBOUR

LECTURES DELIVERED ON THE
SIR GEORGE WATSON FOUNDATION
FOR AMERICAN HISTORY, LITERATURE,

AND INSTITUTIONS
1921 VISCOUNT BRYCE
1922 ARTHUR TWINING HADLEY
1923 NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER
1924 ALBERT FREDERICK POLLARD
1925 SIR ROBERT FALCONER

AS A NEIGHBOUR
from a Canadian Point of View

BY

SIR ROBERT FALCONER

K.C.M.G

PRESIDENT OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF

TORONTO

CAMBRIDGE

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS

1925

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PRE FACE

The purpose of the Sir George Watson Chair of American History and Institutions is to promote good relations between the two great branches of the English-speaking world by the annual delivery of lectures on American History in British Universities. It was decided by the Trustees of the Foundation that this purpose would be served this year if the course were given by a Canadian, who might present aspects of the history of the United States as they appear to her northern neighbour. I am very grateful to the Trustees for having chosen me for this honour.

The opening lecture was given in the Mansion House, London, the Lord Mayor presiding, and it was followed by single lectures in the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast, delivered in the months of May and June, 1925. For the kindly welcome extended to me everywhere I wish to take this opportunity of expressing my warm thanks.

In the preparation of the lectures I have received valuable aid from many friends, but I must refer especially to James White, Esq., of the Department of Justice, Ottawa, Dr A. H. U. Colquhoun, Deputy

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