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Law International Trade

The Decay of Trade

An Economic History of the Newfoundland Saltfish Trade, 1935-1965

by (author) David Alexander

ISER Books
Initial publish date
Jan 1977
International Trade
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1977
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A detailed enquiry into the decline of a once-great industry situated on one of the world's richest fishery banks. The impact of post-war international monetary and trade factors, the growing continental orientation of Canadian economic policies, political tensions within and between Newfoundland and Canada, persistent problems of high unemployment, low incomes and the loss of production to foreign fishing fleets, all contributed to the trade's collapse.

About the author

David Alexander recently released his second chapbook, Modern Warfare, from Anstruther Press. Alexander’s poems have appeared in journals such as Lemon HoundPoetry is Dead, and The Malahat Review and were shortlisted for the Walrus Poetry Prize (2014), Arc’s Poem of The Year (2014) and the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award (2016). Poems from After the Hatching Oven have appeared in subTerrainCV2 and The Puritan. He lives in Toronto, ON.

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