Dr. William Parenteau (Atlantic Canada, Environmental History, Canadian-American relations, History of Sport and Leisure) studies at the University of Maine and the University of New Brunswick, where he completed his doctoral dissertation on the development of the pulp and paper industry in New Brunswick.
Dr. Parenteau's articles have appeared in Acadiensis, Forest and Conservation History, Environmental History Review, The Archivist and the Canadian Historical Review. He has contributed chapters to Trouble in the Woods: Forest Policy and Social Conflict in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (1992), Contested Countryside: Rural Workers and Modern Society in Atlantic Canada (1994) and New England and the Maritime Provinces: Comparisons and Connections (2001).
Dr. Parenteau has presented his work in a wide range of forums including, the Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Biennial Meeting of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States and Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers. He is currently working on a monograph on the history of the Atlantic Salmon Fishery in the decades after Canadian Confederation. This study will examine the impact of federal and provincial salmon fishing regulations on the four principal resource user groups (anglers, commercial net fishers, rural farmers and settlers and Native peoples) in Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
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