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Maritime Capital: The Shipping Industry in Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914 Eric W. Sager

Maritime Capital: The Shipping Industry in Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914

Eric W. Sager

Published May 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781282851689
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320 pages
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Sager and Panting describe in detail the growth of the shipping industry and the economic context in which the shipping merchants operated. Shipowning and shipbuilding were a central part of the mercantile economy of the Atlantic colonies of BritishMoreSager and Panting describe in detail the growth of the shipping industry and the economic context in which the shipping merchants operated. Shipowning and shipbuilding were a central part of the mercantile economy of the Atlantic colonies of British North America. But, following a slow and incomplete transition in the region from commercial to industrial capitalism, the shipping industry collapsed: by 1900 the local fleets were a third of their size a mere two decades earlier.