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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

New Book Review Added

Ron Harris, Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020. xiii + 465pp., maps, figures, tables, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN: 9780691150772, US$39.95. Read the book review HERE.

CBHA Webinar Talk – 150 Years of Canadian Banking

Join us for another in our CBHA/ACHA Webinar series. 150 Years of Canadian Banking and a Look Into the Future Date:  Wednesday April 14th, 2021Time:  2:00 pm EST The Canadian Banking System has a stellar international reputation. This is NOT because of recent developments but rather it is because the

Webinar Talk “The Business of Archives” Now Available on CBHA/ACHA YouTube Channel

The CBHA/ACHA Webinar Talk of March 14th, 2021 on The Business of Archives is now available on the society’s YouTube Channel. In this presentation, our panelists delve into the issues around creating and maintaining business archives.  Why are archives so important and valuable to a company and its stakeholders, what to

Two New Book Reviews Added

Robert Bickers, China Bound: John Swire & Sons and Its World, 1816-1980, London: Bloomsbury, 2020. ix + 534pp., illustrations, photographs, archival sources, notes, index. Cloth; ISBN: 9781472949943,  £27.00. Matthew J. Bellamy, Brewed in the North: A History of Labatt’s. Montréal, PQ, Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019. xiii + 451pp.,

Canadian Business History Association Welcomes Black & McDonald as its Newest Charter Corporate Member

The Canadian Business History Association/l’association canadienne pour l’histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) is pleased to welcome Black & McDonald as its newest Charter Corporate Member. Black & McDonald is one of Canada’s leading multi-trade construction, facilities management and technical solutions providers. Founded in 1921, the company is celebrating its 100th anniversary

Andrea Benoit’s Talk on the History of MAC Cosmetics Now Available on CBHA/ACHA YouTube Channel

On February 19th, 2021 Dr. Andrea Benoit presented and discussed issues around corporate social responsibility that stem from research based upon her award-winning book, VIVA MAC: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of MAC Cosmetics (University of Toronto Press, 2019). This presentation is now available for viewing on the CBHA/ACHA YouTube Channel.

Two New Book Reviews Added

Helen Antoniou, Back to Beer … and Hockey: The Story of Eric Molson. Montréal, PQ, Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. xiii + 451pp., illustrations, index. Cloth; ISBN: 9780773552876, Cdn $34.95. Charles Williams, Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite a Gentleman. London: Biteback Publishing, 2019. x + 566pp., illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index.

Join us for our next Business History Talks – Andrea Benoit and MAC Cosmetics, February 19th

Join us as Dr. Andrea Benoit presents and discusses issues around corporate social responsibility that stem from research based upon her award-winning book, VIVA MAC: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of MAC Cosmetics (University of Toronto Press, 2019). Date:  Friday February 19th, 2021Time:  2:00 pm EST Recipient of the $30,000 2020 National Business Book

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