From Outpost to Outport: A Structural Analysis of the Jersey-Gaspe Cod Fishery, 1767-1886 (Hardback)Rosemary E. Ommer (author)
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 01/12/1990
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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 Gaspe, management in Jersey, and markets in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, and Brazil. Employing a new set of methodologies developed for this study, Ommer is able to escape the myopic perspective of works which assume that staple-based development comprises only "good" and "bad" staples that inevitably lead to development and underdevelopment respectively. She has instead produced a rich and complex analysis which broadens our understanding of colonial staple development and commodity trade and introduces new insights on regional development.
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 500 g
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