Imperial Standard

Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880
University of Calgary Press
  • erschienen am 15. April 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 380 Seiten
978-1-77385-035-1 (ISBN)
For over 130 years, Imperial Oil dominated Canada's oil industry. Their 1947 discovery of crude oil in Leduc, Alberta transformed the industry and the country. But from 1899 onwards, two-thirds of the company was owned by an American giant, making Imperial Oil one of the largest foreign-controlled multinationals in Canada. Imperial Standard is the first full-scale history of Imperial Oil. It illuminates Imperial's longstanding connections to Standard Oil of New Jersey, also known as Exxon Mobil. Although this relationship was often beneficial to Imperial, allowing them access to technology and capital, it also came at a cost, causing Imperial to be assailed as the embodiment of foreign control of Canada's natural resources. Graham D. Taylor draws on an extensive collection of primary sources to explore the complex relationship between the two companies. This groundbreaking history provides unprecedented insight into one of Canada's most influential oil companies as it has grown and evolved with the industry itself.
  • Englisch
  • Calgary
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  • Kanada
31 photos, 7 maps & 5 tables
  • Höhe: 153 mm
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  • Breite: 227 mm
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  • Dicke: 27 mm
  • 580 gr
978-1-77385-035-1 (9781773850351)
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Graham D. Taylor is professor emeritus in the Department of History at Trent University. He is the author of Du Pont and the International Chemical Industry, and The Rise of Canadian Business. He is winner of the 2015 Petroleum History Society Best Article Prize
Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Prologue Part One: Foundations 1860-1917 1. Origins 2. Where Empires Collide 3. Resurrection Part Two: Before Leduc 1917-1947 4. Adventures in the Tropis 5. Cogs in the Wheel 6. The Winning of the West Part Three: After Leduc 1974-1980 7. Golden Age 8. Diversification 9. A More Complex World 10. Northern Visions Epilogue: Since 1980 11. The Rollder Coaster 12. Exxon and Imperial: Ties that Bind 13. A Change in the Climage Conclusion Appendices Notes Bibilography Index
This is not a simple case study that narrowly analyzes how yet another Canadian firm was swallowed by a U.S. colossus. Imperial Standard reveals a legacy of complicated dynamics-between subsidiary and parent, between corporation and state-and helps us understand the inception of fossil-fuelled industrial capitalism in this country. - Dimitry Anastakis, Literary Review of Canada

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