Book Reviews

Book Review Editor:  M. Stephen Salmon

James Muir, Law, Debt, and Merchant Power: The Civil Courts of Eighteenth-Century Halifax. Toronto: University of Toronto Press for the Osgoode Society, 2016. xiv + 282pp., appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-1-4875-0103-7, Cdn $70.00, Paper; ISBN 978-1-4875-2316-9, Cdn $34.95.

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Douglas McCalla
University of Guelph

Norman Bacal, Breakdown: The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie. Toronto: Barlow Book Publishing, 2017. xix + 331pp., illustrations, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-1-988025-15-5, Cdn $29.95.

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Tim Kennish
Toronto, Ontario

Steven G. Marks, The Information Nexus: Global Capitalism from the Renaissance to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xiv + 250pp., notes, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-1-107-10868-4 £54.99, Paper; ISBN 978-1-107-51963-3 £19.99.

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Amir Lavie
University of Toronto

Shirley Tillotson, Give and Take: The Citizen Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017. vi + 438 pp. illustrations, appendix, notes, index. Cloth: ISBN 9780774836722 Cdn. $ 39.95, pdf ISBN 97807748346 Cd. $ 39.95, epub ISBN 9780774836753 Cdn. $39.95.

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Graham Taylor 
Trent University

Andrew Smith and Dimitry Anastakis, eds., Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. xi + 239 pp., maps, figures, tables, notes,  index. Cloth; ISBN  9781442648043, Cdn $67.00;  Paperback; ISBN 9781442616127. Cdn $27.95.

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Andrew Watson
University of Saskatchewan

Douglas McCalla, Consumers in the Bush: Shopping in Rural Canada. Montréal, PQ & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. xv + 296pp., map, illustrations, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Paper; 978-07735-4500-7, Cdn $34.95.

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Bettina Liverant
University of Calgary

Craig Toomey, Up and to the Right: The Story of John W. Dobson and His Formula Growth Fund. Montréal, PQ & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014. xxiii + 189 pp. photographs, figures, appendices. Cloth;  ISBN 978-0-7735-4379-9, Cdn $ 29.95.

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Justin Douglas
University of Toronto

John F. Wilson, Steven Toms, Abe de Jong, and Emily Buchnea, eds., The Routledge Companion to Business History. London and New York: Routledge , 2017. xiv + 394 pp., figures, tables, notes, references, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-0-415-85556-3 U.S. $240.00; Ebook; ISBN 978-0-203-73603-6 U.S. $67.95.

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Patricia Genoe McLaren
Wilfrid Laurier University

David M. Culver with Alan Freeman, Expect Miracles: Recollections of a Lucky Life. Montréal, PQ & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014. xi + 233pp., photographs. Cloth; ISBN 978-0-7735-4355-3, Cdn $34.95.

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Keith Fleming
Western University

Matthew Evenden, Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during Canada’s Second World War. University of Toronto Press (utorontopress.com), 2015. xii + 273pp, figures, tables, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, ISBN 9781442648500 Cdn $75.00, Paperback, ISBN 9781442626256 Cdn $32.95.

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Mark Kuhlberg
Laurentian University

Larry Neal and Jeffrey G. Williamson, eds., The Cambridge History of Capitalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (Cloth) 2014, (Paperback) 2015. Vol. 1: xii+616pp, Vol. 2: x+657pp. figures, tables, references, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-1-107-03694-9, Cdn $301.95, Paperback; ISBN 978-1-107-58459-4, Cdn $82.95.

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Eric Pecile
University of Toronto

Donald J. Savoie, Harrison McCain: Single-Minded Purpose. Montréal, PQ & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013. xii + 336 pp., illustrations, endnotes, appendices, index. Cloth; ISBN 9780773543218, Cdn $29.95.

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Jon Mackay
Wilfrid Laurier University

Robert C. H. Sweeny, Why Did We Choose to Industrialize? Montreal, 1819-1849. Montréal, PQ & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. xx + 436 pp., maps, figures, tables, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-0-7735-4537-3, Cdn $110.00; Paperback; ISBN 978-0-7735-4538-0, Cdn $39.95.

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Daniel Simeone
McGill University

André Magnan, When Wheat Was King: The Rise and Fall of the Canadian-UK Grain Trade. The University of British Columbia Press [www.ubcpress.ca], 2016. viii + 205 pp., figures, tables, notes, references, index. Paperback, ISBN 978-0-7748-3114-7 Cdn 32.95.

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Matthew J. Bellamy
Carleton University