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The Sway From the Bay, 1821–1889

From: North of Superior


Looks at the transformation of Northwestern Ontario during this time from a fur-trade hinterland to one whose primary purpose was to serve the industrial needs of the south. Analyzes how this development was quite distinct from other settled areas of Canada. Specifically looks at the rise of commerical fisheries, early mining activity, the struggle for recognition of Aboriginal Rights, Euro-Canadian interest in the region, the desire for Western Expansion, the Railway plans oppositions construction and impact.


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.