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Backwoods consumers and homespun capitalists : the rise of a market culture in eastern Canada

Author: Béatrice Craig
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
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Craig examines and describes the local economy of the Madawaska Territory from its origins in the native fur trade, the growth of exportable wheat, the selling of food to new settlers, and of ton  Read more...

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Craig, Béatrice.
Backwoods Consumers and Homespun Capitalists : The Rise of a Market Culture in Eastern Canada.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Béatrice Craig
ISBN: 9781442687394 1442687398
OCLC Number: 635461146
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 349 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps)
Contents: Introduction : from "market" to markets : new trends in rural economic and social history --
People on the move : migrations and networks --
Principal men --
A connective enterprise : Madawaska Lumbering --
Sawmills, gristmills, and lumber manufacture --
General stores : capitalism's beachheads or local traffic controllers? --
A tale of two markets : frontier farming --
A hierarchy of farmers : Saint John Valley agriculture --
The homespun paradox : domestic cloth production and the farm economy --
Consumption and the "world of goods" --
Conclusion : domesticating the economy, commercializing the household.
Responsibility: Béatrice Craig.
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'Craig's impressive and detailed account places local markets at the center but, importantly, also shows that links to international markets were by no means inconsequential.' -- Robert B. Read more...

 
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