From Outpost to Outport: A Structural Analysis of the Jersey-Gaspe Cod Fishery, 1767-1886

From Outpost to Outport: A Structural Analysis of the Jersey-Gaspe Cod Fishery, 1767-1886

By: Rosemary E. Ommer (author)Hardback

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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.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773507302
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780773507302
  • ISBN10: 0773507302

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