The Rise of New Ontario, 1889–1918

From: North of Superior


Through wheat, wood, and transportation improvements this became a region in transformation. Looks at the natural resources of the area and gold fever, pulp paper and electrical power, the cost of this growth (isolation of Aboriginal Peoples), settlement town growth and commercial activity, Politics race and labour in a tense period, the rise of tourism and conservation, professional entertainment and sports, the first world war abroad and the homefront.



Michel S. Beaulieu

MICHEL S. BEAULIEU is Assistant Professor and Northern Ontario specialist in the Department of History at Lakehead University

Chris Southcott

CHRIS SOUTHCOTT is Professor of Sociology at Lakehead University and a Research Associate at Yukon College.