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The Resource Power and subsistence : the political economy of grain in New France, Louise Dechêne ; translated by Peter Feldstein

Power and subsistence : the political economy of grain in New France, Louise Dechêne ; translated by Peter Feldstein

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Power and subsistence : the political economy of grain in New France
Title
Power and subsistence
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the political economy of grain in New France
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Louise Dechêne ; translated by Peter Feldstein
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Subsistence crops - the grains and other food items necessary to a people's survival - were a central preoccupation of the early modern state. In New France, the principal crop in question was wheat, and its production, consumption, exchange, and regulation were matters to which the government devoted sustained attention. Power and Subsistence examines the official measures taken to regulate the grain economy in New France, the frequency and nature of state interventions in the system, and the responses these actions provoked. Drawing on social and political perspectives and methodologies, this book brings rural and agricultural history into conversation with colonial political economy. Louise Dechêne shows that unlike early eighteenth-century France, where the marketplace dominated and trade was transparent, the grain economy in New France was hypercentralized and government measures were increasingly harsh. Attentive to the conflicts arising between producers, merchants, consumers, and colonial administrators over the allocation of the harvest, Dechêne offers a revealing perspective on the operation of political power in a colonial setting. Lively, elegant, and wry, Power and Subsistence provides insight into the last era of French rule in North America - and, in part, how that era came to an end
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1928-2000
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Dechêne, Louise
Dewey number
338.1/97109032
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1928-2000
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Dechêne, Louise
Series statement
McGill-Queen's French Atlantic worlds series
Series volume
3
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  • Food supply
  • Grain trade
  • Grain
  • Emergency mass feeding
  • Food conservation
  • Famines
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Power and subsistence : the political economy of grain in New France, Louise Dechêne ; translated by Peter Feldstein
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780773554917
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • on1077244129
  • (OCoLC)1077244129
Label
Power and subsistence : the political economy of grain in New France, Louise Dechêne ; translated by Peter Feldstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780773554917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • on1077244129
  • (OCoLC)1077244129

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