Friday, May 29, 2009

Alberta's Oil in The Beaver

The June-July issue of The Beaver is in the mail and hitting the stands. My column this month, thanks to Doug Cass and David Finch and Andrew Nikiforuk, is about the profound importance of Alberta's oil in the modern history of Canada and the profound lack of substantial history about it, despite some notable bright spots:
One might think the Alberta history departments would have any number of endowed chairs in Petroleum History. But the historical file seems to depend more on Calgary’s Petroleum History Society, a lively ad-hoc group.

It's on sale now, and lots of other good stuff there too.
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