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"Rising with the Tide of History": The Age of Sail as Industrial Alibi

"Rising with the Tide of History": The Age of Sail as Industrial Alibi

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Title: "Rising with the Tide of History": The Age of Sail as Industrial Alibi
Author: Campbell, Claire
Abstract: Through visual analysis of promotional imagery for the province of Nova Scotia, this paper explores the uses of tall ships and sailing as an alibi for extractive resource industries.This article traces the creation of an environmental alibi: an icon of renewable energy (the sailing ship) licensing an extractive industrial economy. It compiles, contextualizes, and analyzes seventeen images to explore the historical development of this alibi; the relationship between the Bluenose and “Ships Start Here” with the reality of a multigovernmental commitment to fossil fuels; and how the tall ships alibi remains at work especially in justifying offshore exploration, urban architecture, and the naval procurement strategy.
Subject: environmental history
landscape
energy
sailing
Nova Scotia
Canada
environment
imagery
Type: Article
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada
http://niche-canada.org/2019/05/22/rising-with-the-tide-of-history/
http://niche-canada.org/piche
http://niche-canada.org
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/36212
https://dx.doi.org/10.25071/10315/36212
Published: Network in Canadian History and Environment
Series: Papers in Canadian History and Environment;2
Citation: Campbell, Claire. ""Rising with the Tide of History": The Age of Sail as Industrial Alibi" Papers in Canadian History and Environment, no. 2 (May 2019): 1-37.
ISSN: 2561-5475
Date: 2019-05-22

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