Instructor: Professor Robin Neill
Office: Main 324
Office Hours: 10:00-11:00am, Monday through Friday
..........and by appointment
Web page: http://people.upei.ca/rneill
Place: Main 211
Time: , Mon. Wed. Fri., 12:30 - 1:20pm
Text: AS THE TWIG IS BENT:
.......... Globalization and Continentalization,
.......... Canadian Economic Development, 1600-2000
.......... 2013 Edition
.....Students will submit a ten page, double spaced, "typed"
essay on Paradigms in Canadian Economic History.
The essay will be worth 40% of the final grade.
It will be handed in no later than one week before the last
class of the term. There will be no extensions whatsoever.
Because a comparison of Canadian and Chinese economic
development is a leit motif in this course, a paper comparing
paradigms (patterns of development) in Canadian and Chinese
economic history would be more than welcome.
.....There will be a final examination worth 60% of
students' final grades.
Class announcements will appear on the NEWS FORUM
.....To access the NEWS FORUM
.........."Click on" NEWS FORUM below
..........then proceed by embodied instructions (trial and error)
The question asked is, What have been the very long run economic factors in globalization of the Euro-American economy? The answer will focus on the Canadian case.
PLEASE NOTE: the treatment on the web was put in place in 1996.
The hard copy of the material in the Library is a 2007 revision of the
same material. The course  will use a later, 2013, substantial revision in
hard copy, available in the UPEI Bookstore.
1. Mercantilism: European National Policy
2. Feudalism and Capitalism in Europe
3. Feudalism and Capitalism in America
4. The Legacy of Feudalism in America
5. Mercantilism and settlement in America:
Newfoundland and the fisheries
6. Mercantilism and settlement in America: agriculture
and the fur trade in New France
7. The Legacy of the Age of Sail
8. Industrialization and Canals: Britain
9. Industrialization and Canals: Russia and U.S.A.
10. The Canal Era in the Canadian Maritimes
11. Quebec, from the Conquest to the Abolition of Feudal Tenure
12. Upper Canada from the Constitution Act to the
13. The West Coast to Confederation
15. The Second National Policy
16. National Monetary Policy under Laissez-faire
17. Canadian Commercial Policy under Laissez-faire
18. The Substance of Economic Development: 1870--1920
19. Disintegration of Institutions and Policy: 1870--1920
21. Remaking National Policy: Canada, 1900-1929
22. The Third National Policy
23. Cold War and Continentalization:
U.S.A. and U.S.S.R, 1946--1970
24. The Canadian Quandary:
Regionalization and Continentalization
25. Telematics, Globalization,
and the End of National Policy
26. Globalization and Continentalization
at the End of the Twentieth Century
Epilogue [to 2012]
* Elvin, Mark,
THE PATTERN OF THE CHINESE PAST , Stanford U.P., Stanford, 1973.
TECHNICAL REVOLUTIONS AND FINANCIAL CAPITAL: the dynamics of
bubbles and golden ages, E. Elgar, North Hampton MA, 2003.
Lipsey, R.G., Carlaw, J.J., Bekar, C.T,
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS, Oxford University Press, New York, 2005.
Mokyr, Joel, THE LEVER OF RICHES, Oxford University Press, New York, 1990.
Pomeranz, Kenneth, THE GREAT DIVERGENCE: CHINA, EUROPE AND THE
MODERN WORLD, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2000.
* Norrie, Owram, and Emery
A HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY, Thomson Nelson, Toronto,
Fourth Edition, 2008.
* McCalla, D., and Huberman, M.,
PERSPECTIVES ON CANADIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY, Copp Clark Longman, Toronto,
Revised Edition, 1994.
* Easterbrook, W.T. and Aitken, H.G.J.,
CANADIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY, Macmillan, Toronto, 1965.
NORTH AMERICAN PATTERNS OF GROWTH, University of Toronto Press,
* Easterbrook, W.T. and Watkins, M.H.,
APPROACHES TO CANADIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY, Carleton University Press
MADNESS AND RUIN: POLITICAL ECONOMY IN THE NEOCONSERVATIVE AGE,
Between the Lines, Toronto, 1992.
Watkins, M.H. and Grant, H.,
CANADIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY, Carleton University Press, Ottawa,1994.
* Innis, H.A.,
ESSAYS IN CANADIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY, University of Toronto Press
* Marr, W.L. and Paterson, D.G.,
CANADA: AN ECONOMIC HISTORY, Macmillan, Toronto, 1980.
J. Hughes and Cain, L.P.
AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY, Fourth Edition, Harper Collins,
AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF EUROPE, Methuan, London, 1962.
THE BRITISH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, Westview Press, Boulder, Co.
A CONCISE ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE WORLD, Oxford University Press, New York, 1989.