Back in print - the 1975 classic about the triumph of corporate capitalism during Canada's formative years.
R.T. Naylor traces the insidious interplay of big business and big government in Canada in the period between Confederation and World War I, presenting corruption as the norm rather than an abberation. He tells the often sordid story of the emergence and development of corporate capitalism in Canada during the country's formative years, exposing an epidemic of white-collar crime among the country's elite financial institutions and locating the origins of the modern corporate-welfare state in tax concessions and subsidies. A controversial study that went against the prevailing views of its time, some lauded its publication as an intellectual breakthrough, while others condemned it as a political rant.
An unprecedented work in Canadian historiography, The History of Canadian Business, 1867-1914 has been chosen by the Social Sciences Federation of Canada as one of the twenty most outstanding works in the field in the last half of the twentieth century.