From Outpost to Outport
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BeschreibungIn 1766 Gaspé became an outpost of the Jersey metropole; in 1886 the Channel island of Jersey abandoned the region, reducing Gaspé, on Quebec's Atlantic coast, to Canadian outport status. From Outpost to Outport provides a structural and theoretical examination of the economic relationship between Jersey and Gaspé, explaining the development of codfish as a staple which, under merchant capital, secured success for Jersey at the expense of underdevelopment in Gaspé.Using the extensive papers of the firm Charles Robin and Company of Jersey and Paspebiac, and the records of the Jersey mercantile establishment, Rosemary Ommer presents a detailed case study of commodity trade, uncovering the development, function, and strengths and weaknesses of all aspects of the fishery. Her analysis clearly reveals a functional three-point trading system: production in Gaspé, management in Jersey, and markets in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, and Brazil.
Untertitel: A Structural Analysis of the Jersey-Gaspé Cod Fishery, 1767-1886. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2012
Format: pdf eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM