11.23.13

Just Published: Of Iron and Ozone: The History and Residents of the American Summer Colony in Cobourg, Ontario

Posted in North American History at 6:11 pm by admin

A new book by Dr. Marsha Ann Tate, Of Iron and Ozone: The History and Residents of the American Summer Colony in Cobourg, Ontario, traces the transformation of Cobourg, Ontario, a community nestled on Lake Ontario’s northern shore into a renowned North American resort following the U.S. Civil War. The book also highlights the key role played by central and western Pennsylvania industrialists in the development of the Canadian resort which counted among its seasonal residents: a) the wives of Ulysses S. Grant and Jefferson Davis; b) numerous veterans of the Union and Confederate Armies; c) high-ranking federal, state, and local government officials; d) wealthy U.S. and Canadian businesspeople; e) actors and musicians; as well as f) working-class families. In addition, the book includes a comprehensive listing of the names, hometowns, and occupations of Cobourg’s American summer colony residents. Of Iron and Ozone is the first volume in a three-part series of books that explores the multi-faceted relationships that existed between U.S. capital, commerce and tourism in Ontario during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The book is available on Amazon and Kindle.

The book also has a companion website, The American Summer Colonies at Cobourg and Muskoka, Ontario

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