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The Resource Excessive expectations : maritime commerce and the economic development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870, Julian Gwyn

Excessive expectations : maritime commerce and the economic development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870, Julian Gwyn

Label
Excessive expectations : maritime commerce and the economic development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870
Title
Excessive expectations
Title remainder
maritime commerce and the economic development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870
Statement of responsibility
Julian Gwyn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Julian Gwyn proposes several explanations for Nova Scotia's dismal economic situation. He argues against blaming the merchant capitalists for the relative lack of economic growth, maintaining instead that Nova Scotia's economy was thwarted by numerous disadvantages and very few advantages. For instance, the 1755 deportation of Acadians destroyed a flourishing agriculture for a generation while the limited extent of fertile soil gave rise to widely scattered and discontinuous settlements. Capital from agriculture never accumulated sufficiently to finance manufacturing, mining, commerce, and shipping. As well, Nova Scotia had few natural resources - gold proved expensive to mine, iron ore was soon exhausted, and coal, although abundant, was of poor quality. As a result, Nova Scotia did not have much to trade with Britain and made little profit from belonging to the mercantilist empire. Some areas of the economy, such as trade to the West Indies and shipping and shipbuilding, displayed real growth during the early decades of the nineteenth century. However, Gwyn finds that growth overall was "extensive" rather than "intensive"; that is, it kept pace with population increase but did not exceed it. Thus the growth that took place was actually a form of stagnation and provided no basis for the predictions of a glowing economic future for Nova Scotia."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gwyn, Julian
Dewey number
330.9716/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC117.N8
LC item number
G89 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nova Scotia
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Commerce
  • Nova Scotia
  • Seehandel
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Geschichte 1740-1870
  • Nova Scotia
Label
Excessive expectations : maritime commerce and the economic development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870, Julian Gwyn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Tables""; ""Preface""; ""Maps""; ""1 Introduction""; ""PART ONE: THREE ERAS""; ""2 Wartime Expansion, 1740�1815""; ""3 Economic Stress with Peace, 1815�53""; ""4 Recovery and Stagnation, 1853�70""; ""PART TWO: FOUR PERSPECTIVES""; ""Illustrations""; ""5 Economic Regions""; ""6 Imports and the Standard of Living""; ""7 Impact of Reciprocity""; ""8 The Balance of Payments""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
181843786
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages, [10] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773566491
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6v34h
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181843786
Label
Excessive expectations : maritime commerce and the economic development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870, Julian Gwyn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Tables""; ""Preface""; ""Maps""; ""1 Introduction""; ""PART ONE: THREE ERAS""; ""2 Wartime Expansion, 1740�1815""; ""3 Economic Stress with Peace, 1815�53""; ""4 Recovery and Stagnation, 1853�70""; ""PART TWO: FOUR PERSPECTIVES""; ""Illustrations""; ""5 Economic Regions""; ""6 Imports and the Standard of Living""; ""7 Impact of Reciprocity""; ""8 The Balance of Payments""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
181843786
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages, [10] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773566491
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6v34h
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181843786

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