A Legacy of Exploitation

Early Capitalism in the Red River Colony, 1763–1821

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Publisher Description

The Red River Colony was the Hudson’s Bay Company’s first planned settlement. As a settler-colonial project par excellence, it was designed to undercut Indigenous peoples’ “troublesome” autonomy and curtain the company’s dependency on their labour. In this critical re-evaluation of the history of the Red River Colony, Susan Dianne Brophy upends standard accounts by foregrounding Indigenous producers as a driving force of change. A Legacy of Exploitation challenges the enduring yet misleading fantasy of Canada as a glorious nation of adventurers, showing how autonomy can become distorted as complicity in processes of dispossession.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2022
May 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
298
Pages
PUBLISHER
UBC Press
SELLER
eBOUND Canada
SIZE
2.9
MB