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An Introduction to the Economic History of Ontario From Outpost to Empire

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Harold Adams Innis (1894-1952)

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Title:An Introduction to the Economic History of Ontario From Outpost to Empire
Author:
Innis, Harold Adams   
(3 of 9 for author by title)
Minerva's Owl
A History of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Published:   1935
Publisher:McClelland and Stewart, Ltd.
Tags:Canada, economics, history, non-fiction, Ontario, railway
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Author Bio for Innis, Harold Adams

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Harold Adams Innis (November 5, 1894 to November 8, 1952) was a Canadian professor of political economy.

Excerpts from The Canadian Encyclopedia:

Harold Adams Innis, political economist and pioneer in communication studies ... Innis's earlier writings in economics and economic history gave rise to a distinctively Canadian approach to these subjects, and his later attempts to analyse the crisis in Western civilization led the way to a new emphasis on the importance of different modes of COMMUNICATIONS for understanding the nature and development of a society.

To a considerable extent, the detachment of our contemporary Canadian academic community from political involvement derives from his attitudes and efforts.

In drawing attention to the impact of the media of communications on the extent and duration of a civilization, Innis's communications researches culminated his lifelong attempt to explain the interpenetration between Canada and Western civilization.

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