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The Cod Fisheries: The History of an International Economy

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Harold Adams Innis (1894-1952)

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Title:The Cod Fisheries: The History of an International Economy
Innis, Harold Adams   
(3 of 16 for author by title)
Empire and Communications
Cape Breton and the French Régime
Published:   1940
Publisher:Yale University Press
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, economics, history, non-fiction, colonization, fishing

After the publication of his book The Fur Trade in Canada (1930) Innis turned to a study of an earlier staple—the cod fished for centuries off the eastern coasts of North America, especially the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. The result was The Cod Fisheries: The History of an International Economy, published 10 years after the fur trade study. Innis tells the detailed history of competing empires in the exploitation of a teeming, natural resource—a history that ranges over five hundred years.~Wikipedia [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Innis, Harold Adams

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Harold Adams Innis (November 5, 1894 to November 8, 1952) was a Canadian professor of political economy.

Excerpts from The Canadian Encyclopedia:

Harold Adams Innis, political economist and pioneer in communication studies ... Innis's earlier writings in economics and economic history gave rise to a distinctively Canadian approach to these subjects, and his later attempts to analyse the crisis in Western civilization led the way to a new emphasis on the importance of different modes of COMMUNICATIONS for understanding the nature and development of a society.

To a considerable extent, the detachment of our contemporary Canadian academic community from political involvement derives from his attitudes and efforts.

In drawing attention to the impact of the media of communications on the extent and duration of a civilization, Innis's communications researches culminated his lifelong attempt to explain the interpenetration between Canada and Western civilization.

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