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Arthur R.M. Lower
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Great Britains's Woodyard: British America and the Timber Trade, 1763-1867

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Hardcover, 270 pages
Published April 1st 1973 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published 1973)
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Jul 02, 2015 A.J. rated it really liked it
A very readable history of the lumber industry in Canada and its relationship to the requirements of Great Britain's merchants and trade. The second half of the book focuses more on the roles of different types of person involved in the trade, from the labourers in the shanties to the ship's crews and the immigrant passengers they carried on the outward legs of their journeys. Lower notes that the timber ship "offered excellent facilities not only for the voyage to Canada but also to that better ...more
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