This first extensive history of Canada's early book trade begins with the impact of the Gutenberg printing revolution. Parker analyses the role of technological advances in printing, to the growing complexity of the book trade in the major cities up to the time in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.
An engaging new look at this compelling era in Canadian history. The fur trade set the tone for European exploration of North America and established the very foundation of Canada. In this book, extensively illustrated with visuals from some of Canada's most prominent museums and archives, historian Michael Payne explores the personalities and events that shaped this powerful business. Many of Canada's cities trace their roots to the fur trade. From Champlain's settlement of Quebec to the founding of Fort Edmonton and Fort Victoria by the Hudson's Bay Company, Payne tells the stories of these locations and the role they played in Canada's fur trading system. Among them: Montreal, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg. This book also details the fur trade's true origin as a network of trading patterns among Aboriginal peoples. The arrival of European traders forced many to choose sides. All faced horrific consequences for these decisions. The Fur Trade in Canada: An Illustrated History is an engaging new look at this compelling era in our history.
At the time of its publication in 1930, The Fur Trade in Canada challenged and inspired scholars, historians, and economists. Now, almost seventy years later, Harold Innis's fundamental reinterpretation of Canadian history continues to exert a magnetic influence. Innis has long been regarded as one of Canada's foremost historians, and in The Fur Trade in Canada he presents several histories in one: social history through the clash between colonial and aboriginal cultures; economic history in the development of the West as a result of Eastern colonial and European needs; and transportation history in the case of the displacement of the canoe by the York boat. Political history appears in Innis's examination of the nature of French-British rivalry and the American Revolution; and business history is represented in his detailed account of the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Companies and the industry that played so vital a role in the expansion of Canada. In his introduction to this new edition, Arthur J. Ray argues that The Fur Trade in Canada is the most definitive economic history and geography of the country ever produced. Innis's revolutionary conclusion - that Canada was created because of its geography, not in spite of it - is a captivating idea but also an enigmatic proposition in light of the powerful decentralizing forces that threaten the nation today. Ray presents the history of the book and concludes that "Innis's great book remains essential reading for the study of Canada."
First published in 1993, this book offers an early assessment of the impact of Free Trade on Canadian economic, political, cultural, and social life. The book focuses on a dozen key areas where the impact of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement has been felt: manufacturing, the automobile industry, public services, Canadian-American relations, culture, intellectual property, and investment. The authors identify corrosive effects of the Agreement on Canada's political, cultural and social spheres. Canada Under Free Trade presents the analyses of twenty experts in a variety of fields, all attesting to the profound effects of trade agreements on Canadian society.
This book provides an overview of the recently implemented Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and highlights its implications for manufacturing, engineering, and technological firms and for service industries. Because the perspective is global as well as regional, the concerns of both multinational and smaller businesses are addressed. The text focuses on how the economic environment in both countries will change as a result of the agreement, and how businesses should respond to those changes. It also discusses past, present, and future trade relations between Canada and the United States and between North America and Europe. Contributors to this volume include academic authorities Richard G. Lipsey, Alan M. Rugman, Steven Blank, and Jeffrey J. Schott; Canadian and U.S. Business leaders G. Firman Bentley, Daniel Walsh, and Pierre S. Pettigrew; and government officials Gerald E. Shannon, James Tarrant, Thomas M. T. Niles, and Richard M. McGahey.
The book investigates the competitive opportunities for Canadian and UK businesses in the world economy generally, but more particularly in a bilateral (Canada-UK) and regional bloc (European Union-North American Free Trade Association) setting. Part 1 examines Canadian-UK trade and investment flows and policies. Part 2 presents an empirical investigation of the experiences of a sample of Canadian firms with business interests in the UK and the European Union and, likewise, UK firms with business interests in Canada and the United States.