Seymour Martin Lipset's highly acclaimed work explores the distinctive character of American and Canadian values and institutions. Lipset draws material from a number of sources: historical accounts, critical interpretations of art, aggregate statistics and survey data, as well as studies of law, religion and government. Drawing a vivid portrait of the two countries, Continental Divide represents some of the best comparative social and political research available.

chapter 2|23 pages

The American Ideology

chapter 3|15 pages

The Canadian Identity

chapter 5|16 pages

The Impact of Religion

chapter 6|27 pages

Law and Deviance

chapter 7|19 pages

Economic Behavior and Culture

chapter 8|16 pages

Government, Welfare, and Philanthropy

chapter 10|21 pages

Mosaic and Melting Pot

chapter 11|19 pages

Center and Periphery

chapter 12|17 pages

Still Whig, Still Tory