Latest ISER Book

    ISER Books is the publishing division of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Memorial University. It publishes books about the society, economy, and culture of the North Atlantic region. Its latest release concerns the lack of decent urban housing in Newfoundland during the early 20thcentury and how a government program dealt with the shortage by enabling people to build homes cooperatively, and, upon completion, become owners. Archival material and interviews with surviving members of the cooperatives are incorporated by authors Chris Sharpe and Jo Shawyer in their book Sweat Equity: Cooperative House-Building in Newfoundland, 1920–1974.This latest release joins the many other ISER Books that sit on our shelves here in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.