Recent Submissions

  • The loyal Atlantic : remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary era 

    Bannister, Jerry, and Liam Riordan. 2012. The loyal Atlantic : remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary era. Toronto; Buffalo, N.Y.: University of Toronto Press.
    "Adding to a dynamic new wave of scholarship in Atlantic history, The Loyal Atlantic offers fresh interpretations of the key role played by Loyalism in shaping the early modern British Empire. This cohesive collection ...
  • Mercantilism 

    BANNISTER, JERRY. 2004. "Mercantilism." In Oxford Companion to Canadian History, 399. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
    A definition of the term "Mercantilism" is presented. It refers to a set of policies used to regulate colonial commerce during the 17th and 18th centuries. Its policies are created to maximize the economic benefits accrued ...
  • West Indies trade 

    BANNISTER, JERRY. 2006. "West Indies trade." In Oxford Companion to Canadian History, 659-660. Don Mills, Ont: Oxford University Press.
    An encyclopedia entry for the term "West Indies trade" is presented. It refers to the trade between British North America and the West Indies, which is said to have influenced the development of the Atlantic economy. Sugar ...
  • West Country merchants 

    BANNISTER, JERRY. 2004. "West Country merchants." In Oxford Companion to Canadian History, 657. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
    An encyclopedia entry for the term "West Country merchants" is presented. Aside from dominating the Newfoundland fishery for more than 300 years, merchants also controlled cod fishery in England since the 17th century. ...
  • Palliser's Act 

    BANNISTER, JERRY. 2004. "Palliser's Act." In Oxford Companion to Canadian History, 472. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
    An encyclopedia entry for "Palliser's Act" is presented. The Palliser's Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1775. Called the Act for the Encouragement of the Fisheries Carried on from Great Britain, it reflected ...
  • The twentieth-century world : an international history 

    Keylor, William R., and Jerry Bannister. 2005. The twentieth-century world : an international history. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
    No abstract available.
  • The rule of the admirals law, custom and naval government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832 

    Bannister, Jerry. 2003. The rule of the admirals law, custom and naval government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832. Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press.
    "The Rule of the Admirals sheds light on one of the most misunderstood chapters in Canadian and British colonial history. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as a broad range of secondary sources, Bannister ...
  • The Naval State in Newfoundland, 1749-1791 

    Bannister, Jerry. 2000. "The Naval State in Newfoundland, 1749-1791." Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 11: 17-50.
    Challenges the conventional view that a colonial state did not exist in 18th-century Newfoundland and rejects the traditional notion that the island's legal system was necessarily illegitimate or ineffective. Despite the ...
  • The Fishing Admirals in Eighteenth-Century Newfoundland 

    Bannister, Jerry. 2001. "The Fishing Admirals in Eighteenth-Century Newfoundland." Newfoundland Studies 17(2): 166-219.
    Analyzes the roles of the "fishing admirals," the political leaders during Newfoundland's early settlement period, from 1699 through the early 19th century. Because the British Crown viewed Newfoundland as a seasonal ...
  • Convict Transportation and the Colonial State in Newfoundland, 1789 

    Bannister, Jerry. 1998. "Convict Transportation and the Colonial State in Newfoundland, 1789." Acadiensis 27(2): 95-123.
    In July 1789, an Irish convict ship landed more than one hundred convicts in Newfoundland, touching off crises for governments on both sides of the Atlantic. Nevertheless, Newfoundland authorities managed to house, clothe, ...
  • Book reviews 

    Bannister, Jerry. 1999. "Book reviews." Canadian Historical Review 80(1): 159.
    Reviewed: The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario's Lawyers, 1797-1997. Moore, Christopher.
  • Making History: Cultural Memory in Twentieth-Century Newfoundland 

    Bannister, Jerry. 2002. "Making History: Cultural Memory in Twentieth-Century Newfoundland." Newfoundland Studies 18(2): 175-194.
    During the 20th century, nationalism was increasingly intertwined in the production of Newfoundland's history. Framed by D. W. Prowse's 'History of Newfoundland' (1895), historians over most of the century have maintained ...
  • Whigs and Nationalists: the Legacy of Judge Prowse's 'History of Newfoundland.' 

    Bannister, Jerry. 2002. "Whigs and Nationalists: the Legacy of Judge Prowse's 'History of Newfoundland.'." Acadiensis 32(1): 84-109.
    D. W. Prowse's 'History of Newfoundland,' first published in 1895, has had an enormous influence on the way Newfoundlanders have seen their past. Prowse viewed Newfoundland's history as a struggle of Newfoundlanders ...
  • Laying the Blame: John Greene's View of Sectarian Politics 

    Bannister, Jerry. 2002. "Laying the Blame: John Greene's View of Sectarian Politics." Newfoundland Studies 18(1): 114-122.
    Reviews John P. Greene's 'Between Damnation and Starvation: Priests and Merchants in Newfoundland Politics, 1745-1855' (1999). Greene describes a situation where both Catholic and Protestant clergy became deeply involved ...
  • The Campaign for Representative Government in Newfoundland 

    Bannister, Jerry. 1994. "The Campaign for Representative Government in Newfoundland." Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 5: 19-40.
    Examines the campaign for an elected assembly in Newfoundland, granted in 1832, and challenges established views of the colony's reform movement. In the early 19th century, reformers repeatedly appealed for a local ...
  • A River Runs Through It: Churchill Falls and the End of Newfoundland History 

    Bannister, Jerry. 2012. "A River Runs Through It: Churchill Falls and the End of Newfoundland History." Acadiensis 41(1): 211-225.
    The article discusses academic perspectives of the 1969 Churchill Falls energy deal in the light of recent Newfoundland history. Topics mentioned include Danny Williams, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and his ...
  • A Species of Vassalage": the Issue of Class in the Writing of Newfoundland History 

    Bannister, Jerry. 1994. "A Species of Vassalage": the Issue of Class in the Writing of Newfoundland History." Acadiensis 24(1): 134-144.
    Reviews eight works published during 1976-94 on the problem of class relations in 18th- and 19th-century Newfoundland. In contrast to most studies of Newfoundland society covering the same period and written before 1980, ...
  • British atlantic, American frontier: Spaces of power in early modern British America 

    Bannister, Jerry. 2006. "British atlantic, American frontier: Spaces of power in early modern British America." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 34(4): 605-606.
    No abstract available.