The North American Free Trade Agreement

After a protracted, acrimonious campaign featuring criss-crossed party and ideological lines, a continental free-trade area, stretching from the Yukon to Yucatan, was created on January 1, 1994. In this volume, George Grayson illuminates the campaign for and against the agreement, leading to the crucial, fingernail-biting vote in the House of Representatives in November 1993. He also speculates on NAFTA’s significance for the U.S. role in international affairs, with particular emphasis on the importance of the pact to the Western Hemisphere. Copublished with The Miller Center.