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Abraham Gesner

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1797–1863), geologist, chemist, entrepreneur.

Born in the Annapolis Valley, Gesner studied medicine in London in 1825–6. Between 1836 and 1846, he published geological surveys of...

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Alexander Tilloch Galt

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1817–93)

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, one of the most prominent founders of the Dominion of Canada, was born in London on 6 September 1817. He died in Montreal on 19 ...

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André Siegfried

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Politics.

(1875–1959).

Siegfried was a young French sociologist who toured Canada in 1904 and observed the Canadian general election in that year. Only 29, he had earlier written an...

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Battle of Québec

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History of the Americas.

1759.

This ended French sovereignty in Canada. Despite fears that the strongly entrenched French, under the brilliant Montcalm, could be dislodged only by a long siege, Wolfe's...

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Beaver Wars

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History of the Americas.

(1640s-1680s), a series of conflicts between Iroquois and Algonquin tribes living near the Great Lakes. Involvement in the fur trade destabilized Native American cultures by introducing...

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Calgary Stampede

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — History of the Americas.

The city of Calgary is recognized globally for its annual stampede, a time when the city dons its western garb, puts on its cowboy face, and treats visitors from around ...

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canoeing

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Sport and Leisure.

Millions of Canadians participate in recreational paddling. This might involve a weekend camping trip or a longer venture through one of the country's wilderness parks. A small but highly...

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chain store

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Marketing.

Multiple outlets that are commonly owned and controlled, have central buying and merchandising, and sell similar lines of merchandise. The most common type is the corporate chain store that...

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compadrazgo

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — History of the Americas.

In Spain and Latin America, compadrazgo is a widespread and elaborate form of “godparenting,” or ritual kinship, organized around Roman Catholic ceremonies of baptism, confirmation, and...

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conglomerate

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Business and Management.

An organization involved in multiple businesses. The businesses are very much independent from each other, with their own general managers and divisional boards setting business strategy.

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