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By Peter Pigott

ISBN-10: 1459719522

ISBN-13: 9781459719521

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Air Canada: The History explores a latest miracle that has made advertisement air commute in our state a regular incidence. The airline used to be born in 1937 as "Trans Canada Airlines," a ward of the Canadian nationwide Railway. Renamed "Air Canada" in 1964 to mirror its prestige as a jet-age airline, it survived devastating air crashes, monetary deficits, self-serving politicians, moves, privatization, and the Airbus scandal.

It used to be reviled within the nineties by means of the likes of Peter Newman, who joked, "If God had intended guy to fly, he wouldn't have invented Air Canada." this day it's a a lot enjoyed nationwide icon. lucky from time to time to be run by means of nice CEOs like Gordon McGregor and Claude Taylor, Air Canada has fought off a antagonistic takeover, merged with its arch-rival Canadian airways, and touched numerous lives in the course of its 75-year history.

This is its tale.

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Such an analysis is particularly useful in reminding us how history gets massaged, especially by the victors, but it does not help very much in establishing what was actually going on in Red River. 39 Many traders and other employees of the Hudson's Bay Company—as well as Aboriginals—literally slaved away at the very base of scientific activity, collecting specimens for the Smithsonian, with little or no return. Red River had long served as a major—if somewhat unheralded—staging point for arctic exploration and discovery, mainly by British explorers and scientists.

In such a view, the 1860s would be no worse than or no different from previous decades, except perhaps in the publicity afforded to the cracks in the fabric by the presence of a newspaper. There is also the issue of where to locate the sources of tension and instability. As we have seen, most scholars who see an unstable Red River would emphasize racial and sectarian differences. Perhaps only Brian Gallagher, building to some extent on the studies of Philip Goldring on the HBC labour force beyond Red River, has sought to situate the underlying conflict in class rather than in race or religion.

Owram demonstrated the continuities, real and imagined, between the early Canadian fur traders and later Canadian expansionism, as well as the way in which the images of Red River and the Prairie West were manipulated by AngloCanadians for their own purposes throughout the nineteenth century. Owram's work is, in a sense, devoted to illustrating how Red River was held hostage to, and made a victim of, Canadian expansionism. Such an analysis is particularly useful in reminding us how history gets massaged, especially by the victors, but it does not help very much in establishing what was actually going on in Red River.

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