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Published in Great Plains Quarterly WINTER 1988. Copyright 1988 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska—Lincoln.


This book,·· published five years ago in hardcover, is now available in paperback. A. A. den Otter, a professor of history at Memorial University in Newfoundland who has written extensively on western Canada, deals with Sir Alexander T. Galt, his son Elliott, and Charles A. Magrath and the economic development of the southwest corner of the prairies from the early 1880s to 1906. In systematically examining the origins and growth of the Galt enterprises, the book makes a contribution to our knowledge of the southern Alberta economy and to Alberta-Montana commercial relations.