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By David Massell

The damming of the Saguenay introduced industrialisation on a grand scale to rural Quebec within the type of newsprint and aluminum manufacture. Tapping into wealthy and numerous resources in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, Massell offers an interdisciplinary, cross-border examine of yankee capital and Canadian assets. He indicates us how ever-larger quantities of capital yielded more and more immense and complex purposes of hydroelectric know-how. Grand business plans, in flip, encroached upon provincial water rights and farmers' lands, which drew the eye of the kingdom. He examines the protracted energy fight among private and non-private pursuits - among American capitalists and the nascent forms of the province of Quebec - and describes the origins and evolution of the occasions that ended in country regulate over hydraulic assets within the province. In doing so he offers vibrant pictures of Duke and of Quebec politicians of the interval and offers a dramatic account of the protracted conflict of wits among Duke's leader engineer, William States Lee, and Quebec's leader of Hydraulic carrier, Arthur Amos. collecting strength speaks to the combination of North American economies, vividly illustrating the method during which American capital drew Canada's resource-rich North into the commercial orbit of the United States.

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A tireless, creative chemist and inventor from his youth, a restless “dynamo” of a man who “never stopped thinking,” as his daughter described him, Willson “kept [his wife] awake all night telling her what he was going to do” in his multiple endeavours in the emerging electrochemical field. 5 A Canadian by birth, Willson spent the formative period of his working life in the United States: in Ohio, New York City, and eventually at Spray, North Carolina, where he sought to work out an alternative method for aluminum production using the hydroelectricity of a local stream to create intense heat inside an electric furnace, with the financial support of Major James Turner Morehead.

6 Paper mills sprang up at Riverbend (1925), Dolbeau (1927), and Port Alfred (1927), all within easy transmission distance of the powerhouse. An additional transmission line (1928) soon linked the Saguenay’s new source of electricity to the city of Quebec. The Aluminum Company of America contracted for Isle Maligne’s power in July 1925, making plans to construct a considerably larger powerhouse downstream at Chute à Caron and erecting a smelter near the town of Jonquière (1925). Alcan, Canada’s aluminum multinational, was spawned by the American parent firm in the wake of these developments (1928).

I think I’ve hit pay dirt,” Ms McNinch announced at long last. 43 Wilmington led to Charlotte,44 which led to Philadelphia45 and beyond. fm Page 16 Monday, May 29, 2000 2:19 PM 16 Amassing Power with the help of a former Alcan executive and a local archivist, I was introduced to Mr Léopold Naud – then eighty-four, and the son of company secretary Albert G. 49 Gradually across the months a story took shape. In its scope, the chronology was somewhat broader than I had intended, reaching back by necessity into the nineteenth century, and going forward into the mid 1920s.

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