From the 1998 special Confederation anniversary edition of the Journal of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, some food for thought for the more ardent of the anti-Confederates out there:
1. For the “whole thing was rigged” faction: “Confederation, conspiracy and choice: a discussion” by Memorial University historian Jeff Webb.
2. For the “Canada killed the cod” crowd: “The background to change in the Newfoundland cod fishery at the time of Confederation” by Miriam Wright. Wright is also the author of a significant book on the industrialization of the fishery.