The Economic Development of the British Overseas Empire, Volume 2

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First published by George Routledge & Sons Ltd. in 1924, 1930 and 1936.
When first published in 1924, Knowles' first volume on the economic history of the British Empire offered a ground-breaking comparative study, ranging from slavery to Factory Acts, from cold storage to ticks and mosquitoes, from rural cultures to plantation products, and from bush paths to railways. Following her untimely death in 1926, the manuscripts for her second and third volumes were completed and published by her husband, C.M. Knowles, in 1930 and 1936.
Volume I deals with economic and development issues relating to the Empire as a whole and also specifically with India, Malaya, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, while Volume II focuses more closely on Canada. Volume III covers the economic history of Australasia and South Africa.
 

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Contents

EconoMIC PROBLEMs of TEMPERATE
3
THE ECONOMIC BEGINNINGS OF
11
TRANSPORT
18
LAND AND AGRICULTURE
25
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LABour
38
COMMERCIAL RELATIONS witHIN
51
THE OBTAINING OF PEOPLE
82
DOMINATING FACTORs IN CANADAs
103
RAILWAY RATES
314
I2 SHIPPING HARBOURS AND OCEAN
329
HISTORY
366
THE SETTLEMENT OF THE GREAT PLAINS
388
I5 THE PENETRATION OF THE LAURENTIAN
454
THE EconoMIC DEVELOPMENT of
461
FooD PRODUCTION AND FARMING
485
THE MINERAL WEALTH OF
527

MAIN PERIODS IN CANADAs EconoMIC
132
Lower CANADA QUEBEC
173
5 THE WESTWARD SETTLEMENTS OF
195
WAYS
252
THE CANADIAN PACIFIC
258
Io THE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
272
INDUSTRIAL Evolution
549
EPILOGUE
585
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WOLUME I
595
INDEX
601
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