Dr Wilfred Grenfell, physician and folk hero, recruited thousands of volun- teer workers for his Newfoundland and Labrador seamen’s mission, many of them Americans from Ivy League institutions. As the medical mission grew to become the International Grenfell Association, establishing institu- tions along the Labrador and northern Newfoundland coasts, Americans also became resident staff leaders in the region, and Grenfell himself married an American, Anne MacClanahan, who led mission activities. The Grenfell Medical Mission and American Support in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1890s–1940s reveals the nature and extent of support from Americans until the 1940s, before the region joined Canada. Essays explore the organization’s claims to share an Anglo-Saxon heritage with the United States, American reaction to its financial scandal and creation of an incorpo- rated association, its promotion of sport and masculinity, and the develop- ment of education and schools in the region and the mission. From its corporate base in New York City, the International Grenfell Association blended contemporary social movements and adopted American notions of philanthropy. This book offers the first thorough history of an iconic health and social organization in Atlantic Canada. Jennifer J. Connor is professor of medical humanities in the Faculty of Medicine, cross-appointed as professor of history, at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Katherine Side is professor in the Department of Gender Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Subsistence crops – the grains and other food items necessary to a people’s sur- vival – 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 in early eighteenth-century France, where the marketplace dominated and trade was transparent, the grain economy in New France was hypercentralized and government measures were increas- ingly 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. Louise Dechêne (1928–2000) was a professor in the Department of History at McGill University and author of Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth- Century Montreal. Peter Feldstein is a Montreal-based translator and inter- preter and the laureate of the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for English translation. 2 5 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S P1wt55l@daapO.ZHsap1$Zvr5oprt1ZV0s5C.Z6asta. November 2018 -i2l9lii87l7S-,liZZu8Sn-7vZbmU4Zu8Sn-7vZA64Zgchn--ZZ3o3as -i2l9lii87l7S-9l9ZZu,,9n996ZbmU4Zu,,9n996ZA64Zg2Sn99ZZ150r$ hZBZ-ZZ89S33ZZ,,ZroT5a.4Z,Zko3ZZZ a:00£ZoDot5oT5a S P E C I F I C AT I O N S P1wt55l@daapO.Wv..01toraCZPaCt1o5Z6asDt1a.Z6rdCta.ZtpZr$aZQt.r0sfZ0)ZPaCt1tpa4 Qao5r$4ZopCZ601tarf November 2018 -i2l9lii87l7S2il9ZZu8Sn-7vZbmU4Zu8Sn-7vZA64Zgchn--ZZ3o3as -i2l9lii87l7S2hl8ZZu,c9n996ZbmU4Zu,c9n996ZA64Zg-cn99ZZ150r$ hZBZ-ZZ8ih33ZZciZ3$0r0.4ZcZko3.4ZcZCtoxsok.ZZZ a:00£ZoDot5oT5a C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y ? Q U E B E C H I S T O R Y Power and Subsistence The Political Economy of Grain in New France louise dechêne Translated by Peter Feldstein Introduction by Catherine Desbarats A lively exploration of the nature of power in New France, as enacted within the grain economy. C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y ? H I S T O R Y O F M E D I C I N E The Grenfell Medical Mission and American Support in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1890s–1940s edited by jennifer j. connor and katherine side How American personnel, matériel, and money sustained the International Grenfell Association’s medical mission in pre-Confederation Newfound- land and Labrador.
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