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

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

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ISBN-13: 9780802084187
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: Reprints in Canadian History
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

The late 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, The Road to Confederation, and Canada's First Century.

Christopher H. Moore is the author of several notable books in Canadian legal history. A two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Awards, he writes regularly for both Canada's History and Law Times.

Table of Contents

A River with Attitude: The Empire of the St. Lawrence, Donald Creighton, and the History of Canadavii
Preface to the Re-issue [1956]xvii
Prefacexix
Part IThe First Unity of the St. Lawrence
I.The Economy of the North1
II.The Merchants' Political Programme22
III.Canada and the American Revolution56
Part IITransition in the Region of the Lower Lakes
IV.First Consequences of 178387
V.The Rise of the New Staple Trades116
VI.The Clash with the French Canadians143
VII.The End of the Fur Trade175
Part IIIThe Struggle for the Second Commercial Empire
VIII.The Failure of the Union205
IX.The Reform of the Old Colonial System231
X.Commerce versus Agriculture255
XI.Breakdown288
XII.The Last Recovery321
XIII.Final Collapse349
Bibliographical Note387
Notes391
Index421
Maps
Boundaries, 1763-1791418
Fur Trade Routes419
The Canals of Canada in 1850 and in 1936420

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