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The Empire of the St. Lawrence : A Study in Commerce and Politics / Donald Creighton.

Author/Creator:
Creighton, Donald, author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
RICH: Reprints in Canadian History
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Originally published in 1937 as "The Commercial Empire of the St. Lawrence, 1760-1850" and re-issued in its present form in 1956, Donald Creighton's study of the St. Lawrence became an essential text in Canadian history courses. This, his first book, helped establish Creighton as the foremost English Canadian historian of his generation. In it, he examines the trading system that developed along the St. Lawrence River and he argues that the exploitation of key staple products by colonial merchants along the St. Lawrence River system was key to Canada's economic and national development. Creighton tells the story of the St. Lawrence empire largely from the perspective of these Canadian merchants, who, above all others, struggled to win the territorial empire of the St. Lawrence and to establish the Canadian commercial state. Christopher H. Moore, historian and Governor General Award winner, has written a new introduction to this classic text.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
A River with Attitude: The Empire of the St. Lawrence, Donald Creighton, and the History of Canada / Moore, Christopher
Preface to the Re-issue [1956]
Preface
PART I. THE FIRST UNITY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE
I. The Economy of the North
II. The Merchants' Political Programme
III. Canada and the American Revolution
PART II. TRANSITION IN THE REGION OF THE LOWER LAKES
IV. First Consequences of 1783
V. The Rise of the New Staple Trades
VI. The Clash with the French Canadians
VII. The End of the Fur Trade
PART III. THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SECOND COMMERCIAL EMPIRE
VIII. The Failure of the Union
IX. The Reform of the Old Colonial System
X. Commerce versus Agriculture
XI. Breakdown
XII. The Last Recovery
XIII. Final Collapse
Bibliographical Note
Notes
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 28. Aug 2019)
Contributor:
Moore, Christopher.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442659889
OCLC:
1114785432
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442659889 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.