Cod Fisheries: The History of an International Economy – The Rise of Nova Scotia, 1783-1838; Nova Scotia and Confederation, 1838-1886

“You will further perceive, by the Commercial arrangements which have since taken place between the two Countries, that our Parent State evinces a determination to prevent all foreign interference with the welfare of her Colo­nies. The British-North-American Provinces will, consequently, be enabled to supply our West-India Islands with fish and lumber, without the dread of any competition from their American neighbors in these branches of com­merce. Prospects so encouraging will, I doubt not, be taken advantage of by the industries and enterprising inhabitants of Nova Scotia.”

Address of the Lieutenant-Governor, Nova Scotia, 1816.

“The youth of the province are daily quitting the fishing stations, and seeking employment on board United States vessels, conducting them to the best fish­ing grounds, carrying on trade and traffic for their new employers with the inhabitants, and injuring their native country by defrauding its revenue, diminishing the operative class, and leaving the aged and infirm to burthen the community they have forsaken and deserted.”

Journals of the Assembly, Nova Scotia, 1837.

Innis, Harold A. Cod Fisheries: The History of an International Economy. University of Toronto Press, 1954.

“The Rise of Nova Scotia, 1783-1838, Nova Scotia and Confederation, 1838-1886”.,