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Kurt Korneski is an Associate Professor of history at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research interests include the history of capitalism, colonialism, development policy, and environmental history — particularly as they relate to diplomacy and the social history of fishers, the fishing industry, and fishing communities in northeastern North America. Currently, he is undertaking a history of race in Hudson’s Bay Company operations in Labrador and is working on a SSHRC funded project entitled “Network of Power: Energy, Environment, and the Political Economy of Capitalism in Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914.” The latter project draws on the insights of the emerging field of the history of capitalism to develop a transnational framework of analysis for understanding the nature of Atlantic Canada’s economic development during nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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