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CBHA/ACHA Talk Oct 28th: The CP-KCS Transaction and the History of the Railroad Industry

CP Rail announced on September 20th it has reached a deal to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) for approximately US$31 billion including debt. The announcement came the same day Canadian National Railway Co. said it is dropping its rival takeover bid for KCS. When completed, this transaction will create North

Two New Book Reviews Added

Gelina Harlaftis. Creating Global Shipping: Aristotle Onassis, the Vagliano Brothers, and the Business of Shipping, c.1820-1970. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press,  2019. xxiv + 375 pp., illustrations, maps, tables, notes, bibliography, appendices, indices.  Cloth: ISBN 9781108475396, £90.00, Cdn$137.50. Don Pillar and Aubrey Ferguson, The Golden Years: Bee Hive Golden Corn

New Book Review Added

Virginia Torrie, Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020.xvi + 300pp., table, figures, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; 9781487506421, $75.00. Read the book review HERE.

Canadian Business History Association Receives Endowment Funding Pledge of up to $3 Million

The study of business history in Canada has received a $2 million endowment from The Wilson Foundation. The endowment will support the Canadian Business History Association’s (CBHA/ACHA) mandate of encouraging the study of the country’s commercial history. The first $1 million of the endowment is immediate while the second $1

New Book Review Added

Nathan Marcus, Austrian Reconstruction and the Collapse of Global Finance, 1921-1931. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018. ix + 546pp., illustrations, figures, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN 9780674088924, US$51.50. Read the book review HERE.

Webinar Talk In Conversation With Donald K. Johnson Now Available on CBHA/ACHA YouTube Channel

The CBHA/ACHA Webinar Talk In Conversation With Donald K. Johnson: The Sale Begins When the Customer Says No is now available on the organization’s YouTube Channel for viewing. Host: Lawrence Bloomberg, Chair of the Board of Directors of BloombergSen Inc.Moderator: Jeremy Mosher, National Bank Financial

CBHA/ACHA Webinar Talk Big Oil, Big Auto: History’s Lessons for Big Tech Now Available for Viewing on the CBHA/ACHA YouTube Channel

The CBHA/ACHA’s recent panel discussion on Big Oil, Big Auto: History’s Lessons for Big Tech is now available for viewing on the CBHA/ACHA YouTube Channel. Moderator:  Howard Green, noted bestselling author, communications consultant and former broadcaster.Panelists:Professor Dimitry Anastakis, University of TorontoProfessor Graham Taylor, Trent University

New Book Review Added

Donica Belisle, Purchasing Power: Women and the Rise of a Canadian Consumer Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. ix + 262pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN 9781442631137, $85.00, Paper; ISBN 9781442629110, $29.95. Read the book review HERE.

Join us for the next Canadian Business History Webinar: Big Oil, Big Auto and Anti-Trust-History’s Lessons for Big Tech?

At the turn of the 20th century, John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil was a force to be reckoned with. In the year 1904, it controlled 91% of oil production and 85% of final sales in the United States.  As a result, an antitrust case was filed against the company in

CBHA/ACHA Webinar Talk “History of Banking” Now Available on YouTube Channel

The April 14th CBHA/ACHA Webinar Talk “150 Years of Canadian Banking and a Look Into the Future” is now available for viewing on the organization’s YouTube Channel. The Canadian Banking System has a stellar international reputation. This is NOT because of recent developments but rather it is because the Fathers

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