This seminal collection contains formative articles on canadian economic history by wa mackintosh, mel watkins, and harold innis as well as thirteen more current contributions these essays frame the classic staples thesis in terms of its significance and applications for the field while drawing on newer approaches that. D cameron, ed, explorations in canadian economic history, ottawa: university of ottawa press, 1985 wt easterbrook and m watkins, eds, approaches to canadian economic history, toronto: mcclelland & stewart, 1967 ha innis, essays in canadian economic history, toronto: university of toronto press, 1956. Abstract harold innis inaugurated his research into canadian economic history (staples studies) to countervail the purportedly universalist claims of mainstream economics he believed the mainstream “justified” exploitation of the developing world by the wealthiest countries conversely, he sought out universalist. Much recent  literature in canadian economic history has rejected, or at least questioned, the staple theory of canadian economic development at the same time the theory has received a strong and very respectable defence there has been a `traditionalist view' (urquhart, 1986, pp 17, 18, 31) and a competing. Of economics, university of london i would like to acknowledge my indebtedness to graham parker, david sugarman and wl twining in particular, i would like to thank allan hutchin- son for his kind encouragement 1 flaherty, ed, essays in the history of canadian law (1983) [hereinafter the osgoode. Economics 2k3 economic history of canada course outline september 2017: monday, wednesday & thursday 10:30 mdcl 1105 essay assignment: 25 percent (due november 16) mid-term exam: 25 percent (october 4) final exam: 45 percent (tba) mcmaster student absence form (msaf.
The fur trade in canada has 26 ratings and 3 reviews andrew said: the fur trade in canada: an introduction to canadian economic history, is an in depth. Canada's economy turned a corner in the 1990s what happened most canadians would give a lot of credit to the objective of this essay is to outline the case for this conclusion no original research is reported canada's growth in historical perspective throughout the post-war period until the end of the 1970s,. Innis's staple theory narrative, fleshed out in the 1930s and 1940s, is deeply imbedded in a detailed discourse of canadian economic history, wherein canadian economic evolution and development is explained through highly detailed historical analyses of the development of key commodities such as cod, furs, timber,.
Occurred in canada' from his exhaustive studies of the staple trades, innis had reached the conclusion that canadian economic development never achieved its in labour in canadian economic history essays, p 198 more explicitly the american control of the business cycle means continued migration of capital in. Focusing mainly on the staple theory, this collection of essays clearly shows the impact the great staple trades from cod and fur to newsprint and oil had upon canadian history other significant frames of reference-the role of government, the development of commercial agriculture, the climate of enterprise and capital.
At the time of its publication in 1930, the fur trade in canada challenged and inspired scholars, historians, and economists now, almost seventy years later, harold innis's fundamental reinterpretation of canadian history continues to exert a magnetic influence innis has long been regarded as one of canada's foremost. Economic history canada's economic history begins with the hunting, farming and trading societies of the first nations following the arrival of europeans in the 16th century, the economy has undergone a series of seismic shifts, marked by the early atlantic fishery, the transcontinental fur trade, then rapid urbanization ,.
Harold innis has been called “the first canadian-born social scientist to achieve an international reputation” and “the father of canadian economic history” he was the second president of the economic history association (1942-1944) and the fifty-fourth president of the american economic association (1951) he has been. Part 1: historical pedigree 11 the staple theory redux: on the origin of species by abraham rotstein 16 mel watkins as teacher, scholar and activist by hugh grant and david wolfe 20 who's your (grand) daddy watkins, innis, and wa mackintosh by hugh grant 25 watkins, innis, and canadian economics by.