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The empire of the St. Lawrence : a study in commerce and politics /
Donald Creighton ; with a new introduction by Christopher Moore.
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2002.
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xx, 441 p. : maps.
ISBN
0802084184 :, 9780802084187
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2002.
isbn
0802084184 :
9780802084187
general note
Originally published: The commercial empire of the St. Lawrence, 1760-1850. Toronto : Ryerson Press, 1937.
catalogue key
4644986
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Originally published in 1937 as "The Commercial Empire of the St. Lawrence, 1760-1850" & 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 & he argues that the exploitation of key staple products by colonial merchants along the St. Lawrence River system was key to Canada's economic & 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 & to establish the Canadian commercial state.
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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.
Description for Reader
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.
Table of Contents
A River with Attitude: The Empire of the St. Lawrence, Donald Creighton, and the History of Canadap. vii
Preface to the Re-issue [1956]p. xvii
Prefacep. xix
The First Unity of the St. Lawrence
The Economy of the Northp. 1
The Merchants' Political Programmep. 22
Canada and the American Revolutionp. 56
Transition in the Region of the Lower Lakes
First Consequences of 1783p. 87
The Rise of the New Staple Tradesp. 116
The Clash with the French Canadiansp. 143
The End of the Fur Tradep. 175
The Struggle for the Second Commercial Empire
The Failure of the Unionp. 205
The Reform of the Old Colonial Systemp. 231
Commerce versus Agriculturep. 255
Breakdownp. 288
The Last Recoveryp. 321
Final Collapsep. 349
Bibliographical Notep. 387
Notesp. 391
Indexp. 421
Maps
Boundaries, 1763-1791p. 418
Fur Trade Routesp. 419
The Canals of Canada in 1850 and in 1936p. 420
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