By Andrew Ross,Andrew Smith
Molson. Redpath. Desjardins. Labatt. Massey. Eaton. those names are as a lot part of our nationwide id as our hockey groups and our literature, yet few folks understand a lot concerning the humans at the back of them - the people who have energized this country's monetary existence for over 4 centuries, and whose entrepreneurialism has formed the face of Canadian company as we all know it.
This desirable number of biographies profiles Canada's such a lot trendy and cutting edge enterprise humans from the early 1600s throughout the first sector of the 20th century. starting with an obtainable evaluation of the increase of entrepreneurialism in Canada, it positive aspects photos of sixty one members equipped thematically. right here, readers will meet a number of seminal characters: the retailers of the 1st buying and selling posts and the economic empire of the St. Lawrence; the industrialists of the Maritimes, principal Canada, and the West; the railway developers and concrete builders; and everybody in between.
Bringing to the fore new Dictionary of Canadian Biography examine at the upward push of Canadian entrepreneurialism - one of many least explored but most vital issues in our historical past - this booklet showcases Canada's long-running culture of industrial innovation and growth.
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Canada's Entrepreneurs: From The Fur Trade to the 1929 Stock Market Crash: Portraits from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography by Andrew Ross,Andrew Smith