The Soo serves as a microcosm of relations between America and Canada. From the War of 1812 to the furor over free trade, and now to the exciting cooperation in education and friendship festivals, the love-hate relationship between Canada and the U.S. has always been keenly felt by the twin city that straddles the St. Mary’s River.
The Border at Sault Ste. Marie reviews the military activity, business, cultural, and religious developments, as well as politics on both sides of the border. It shows how the two Saults shared each other’s national history and had a vibrant life of their own.
About the author
Graeme Mount taught contemporary history at Laurentian University from 1969 until retirement in 2005. He has taught and written about the wars of recent centuries, and with Dieter K. Buse co-authored Come on Over: Northeastern Ontario A-Z. He was also the principal author of A History of Fort St. Joseph, published in 2000, as well as of other books and articles. Professor Mount spent his formative years (1945-1958) in North Bay and has taught university courses in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, and Timmins. He continues to enjoy canoeing and swimming at his cottage on Sudbury's Long Lake.