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History Pre-confederation (to 1867)

The Empire of the St. Lawrence

A Study in Commerce and Politics

by (author) Donald Creighton

introduction by Christopher Moore

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
May 2017
Category
Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Economic History, Expeditions & Discoveries, Social History
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487516642
    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
    $45.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802084187
    Publish Date
    Dec 2002
    List Price
    $35.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487516819
    Publish Date
    Jun 2017
    List Price
    $38.95

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Originally published in 1937 as "The Commercial Empire of the St. Lawrence, 1760-1850" and re-issued in its present form in 1956, Donald Creighton's study of the St. Lawrence became an essential text in Canadian history courses. This, his first book, helped establish Creighton as the foremost English Canadian historian of his generation. In it, he examines the trading system that developed along the St. Lawrence River and he argues that the exploitation of key staple products by colonial merchants along the St. Lawrence River system was key to Canada's economic and national development. Creighton tells the story of the St. Lawrence empire largely from the perspective of these Canadian merchants, who, above all others, struggled to win the territorial empire of the St. Lawrence and to establish the Canadian commercial state.

 

Christopher H. Moore, historian and Governor General Award winner, has written a new introduction to this classic text.

About the authors

The late Donald Creighton (1902-1979) was the outstanding narrative historian of Canada in his era. A long-time professor of history at the University of Toronto, his other books include The Empire of the St. Lawrence, The Road to Confederation, and Canada's First Century.

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CHRISTOPHER MOORE is the author of numerous history books for adults and young readers including 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal, McCarthy Tetrault: Building Canada’s Premier Law Firm, and Louisbourg Portraits. He is winner of the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction and co-author of The Illustrated HiStory of Canada. Christopher lives in Toronto with his wife and their two daughters.

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