This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Harold Adams Innis (1894-1952)
|Title:||A History of the Canadian Pacific Railway|
|Publisher:||McClelland and Stewart, Ltd.|
|Tags:||Canada, history, non-fiction, railway|
A study of the Canadian Pacific Railway, without the usual focus on the memorable personalities involved in its building. Instead, Innis examines the geographical and political circumstances surrounding the CPR's creation, and the resulting economic and social revolution in Western Canada. The first of Innis's classic studies of the interaction of geography, communications, and economics. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Innis, Harold Adams
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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