The damming of the Saguenay introduced industrialisation on a grand scale to rural Quebec within the kind of newsprint and aluminum manufacture. Tapping into wealthy and numerous resources in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, Massell presents an interdisciplinary, cross-border research of yankee capital and Canadian assets. He exhibits us how ever-larger quantities of capital yielded more and more gigantic and complicated purposes of hydroelectric know-how. Grand business plans, in flip, encroached upon provincial water rights and farmers' lands, which drew the eye of the country. He examines the protracted energy fight among private and non-private pursuits - among American capitalists and the nascent paperwork of the province of Quebec - and describes the origins and evolution of the occasions that ended in kingdom keep watch over over hydraulic assets within the province. In doing so he offers bright graphics 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 energy speaks to the combination of North American economies, vividly illustrating the method in which American capital drew Canada's resource-rich North into the commercial orbit of the United States.