Green Gold: The Forest Industry in British Columbia

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PART ONE
Capital

“In British Columbia, you should know, a man could go
almost anywhere on unoccupied Crown lands, put in a
corner post, compose a rough description of one square
mile of forest measured from that post, and thus secure
from the Government exclusive right to the timber on that
square mile, subject to payment of a rent of one hundred
and forty dollars a year (‘No Chinese or Japanese to be
employed in working the timber’). Such a square mile of
forest is known as a ‘timber claim.’”

“Years ago the mill companies and the pulp-concession
speculators secured great stretches for their future use—
on nominal terms that rankle now in every logger’s
breast.”

M. Allerdale Grainger,
Woodsmen of the West (1908)

-xxi-

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Green Gold: The Forest Industry in British Columbia
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • Part One- Capital xxi
  • 1- A Staples Economy 1
  • 2- History of a Resource Industry 29
  • 3- "Partners with Industry" 55
  • 4- The Structure of the Industry 82
  • Part Two- Labour 113
  • 5- Class and Human Capital 115
  • 6- Markets, Technology, and Employment 156
  • 7- Patterns of Employment and Unemployment 181
  • 8- Employment Conditions for Women in Resource Towns 213
  • 9- Job Control, Security, and Satisfaction 249
  • 10- Job Control and Ideology 269
  • Part Three- Communities 301
  • 11- The Instant Town 303
  • 12- At the End of the Forest 323
  • 13- Policies for Change 348
  • Appendix A- Methodology and Samples 381
  • Appendix B- Tables Accompanying Chapter 9- Job Control, Security, and Satisfaction 389
  • Appendix C- Tables Accompanying Chapter 10- Ideology 399
  • Bibliography 416
  • Index 437
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