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Read online The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History At the time of its publication in i The Fur Trade in Canada i 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 i The Fur Trade in Canada i 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 by Harold A. Innis, Arthur J. Ray

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The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History
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