FOWKE, Vernon C.
Title: Canadian Agricultural Policy : The Historical Pattern.
Publisher:  1978, ISBN:0802063527
Seller ID: 104974
FOWKE, Vernon C. Canadian Agricultural Policy : The Historical Pattern. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1978). Pp [i]-xii,-304,(4). Index. 8vo, illustrated brown and white card covers. First published 1946, reprinted in paperback 1978. Canadian University Paperbooks No. 220. “First published in 1946, this historical analysis of Canadian agricultural policy from 1600 to 1930 tests the assumption that agriculture has been Canada's basic industry, central in the economic and political life of the nation. Professor Fowke demonstrates that agricultural interests have always been secondary in shaping agricultural policy. Government attitudes have been influenced less by economic and political agrarian pressures than by such considerations as defence of empire, provisioning of the staple trades, and later the investment opportunities offered to industry, commerce, and finance by anexpanding agricultural frontier.” (from the back cover). Contents : Part One – The Pre-Confederation Period. 1. The Historical Role of Canadian Agriculture. 2. The French Regime: Defence and Provisions. 3. The Maritimes before Confederation. 4. The St. Lawrence Region, 1760-1850. 5. The Agricultural Frontier and Confederation. Part Two – Federal Agricultural Policy. 6. The Division of Powers at Confederation. 7. The Encouragement of Immigrationand Settlement. 8. The Livestock and Dairy Industries. 9. The Production a nd Marketing of Wheat. 10. Canadian Tariff Policy and the Farmer. 11. Conclusion. Spine and margins browned, rubbed, else very good. 20.00