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

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University of Toronto Press, 1 janv. 2002 - 441 pages
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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.

 

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Table des matières

The Economy of the North
1
The Merchants Political Programme
22
First Consequences of 1783
87
The Rise of the New Staple Trades
116
The Failure of the Union 205
231
Bibliographical Note
387
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DONALD CREIGHTON (1902-1979) was the outstanding narrative historian of Canada in his era. A long-time professor of history at the University of Toronto, his other books include The Empire of the St. Lawrence and The Road to Confederation.

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