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  • An informal economy is one in which people provide for their own needs by engaging in a variety of noncommercial activities
  • Until well into the 20th century, Newfoundland's primary economic activity was in the fisheries.
  • Most accounts of work and labour are incomplete, since most historical records do not recognize work outside the exchanges of the market.
  • After rejecting Confederation with Canada in 1869, railway construction was championed in Newfoundland as the 'work of a country.'
  • Mining has played an important if sporadic role in the economic, social, and cultural history of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) were a time of social upheaval in Europe, but brought economic prosperity to Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • With the construction of the railway, workers began to leave their coastal homes to find employment at new mines and mills in the island's interior.
  • The Newfoundland railway impacted the province economically, socially, and politically.
  • The history of the railway: The construction period, the Reid family, the Government of Newfoundland, Canadian National Railways, and TerraTransport.
  • Operations of the Newfoundland railway and the types of equipment that was required.
  • It was anticipated from the first that the railway would transform Newfoundland and its society as a whole.
  • The first telegraph system in Newfoundland was established as part and parcel of a scheme to land a trans-atlantic telegraph cable in Newfoundland.
  • Few issues surrounding the Newfoundland Railway attracted as much controversy as the lands grants made under various construction contracts...
  • In 1911 P.T. McGrath wrote of the Reid Newfoundland Company that it was 'the biggest paymaster in the Island, bigger even than the government.'
  • The first sealing vessels from St. John's sailed to the ice in 1793. Following their successful expedition, the sailing seal fishery expanded rapidly.
  • From the arrival of Europeans until the 20th century, Newfoundland was valued mainly for its rich marine resources, especially cod.
  • The first half of the nineteenth century saw changes in the markets for Newfoundland salt fish.
  • Newfoundland's tourism industry dates back to the 1890s, when advances in rail and ocean transportation made the colony more accessible than before.
  • Trade and Commerce--Society--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web
  • Advances in transportation during the late 1800s and the early 1900s affected the development of the forestry and mining industries in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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