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Early Voices


Early Voices

Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914

von: Mary Alice Downie, Barbara Robertson, Elizabeth Jane Errington

8,49 €

Verlag: Dundurn
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 29.10.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9781459705319
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 316

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<p>This selection of writings by 29 women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the 17th to the early 20th century, from the Maritimes to British Columbia and the Far North. There is a range of voices from high-born wives of governors general, to an Icelandic immigrant and a fisherman’s wife in Labrador. A Loyalist wife and mother describes the first hard weather in New Brunswick, a seasick nun tells of a dangerous voyage out from France, a famous children’s writer writes home about the fun of canoeing, and a German general’s wife describes habitant customs. All demonstrate how women’s experiences not only shared, but helped shape this new country.</p>
<p>This selection of writings by 29 Canadian women presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, and a range of voices from high-born wives of governors general to a fishermans wife in Labrador. All of which demonstrate how womens experiences helped shape this country.</p>
<p>This selection of writings by 29 women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the 17th to the early 20th century, from the Maritimes to British Columbia and the Far North. There is a range of voices from high-born wives of governors general, to an Icelandic immigrant and a fisherman's wife in Labrador. A Loyalist wife and mother describes the first hard weather in New Brunswick, a seasick nun tells of a dangerous voyage out from France, a famous children's writer writes home about the fun of canoeing, and a German general's wife describes habitant customs. All demonstrate how women's experiences not only shared, but helped shape this new country.</p>
<p>Mary Alice Downie has written and edited 28 books for children and adults. Her many books include <i>And Some Brought Flowers</i> with Mary Hamilton, and <i>The Well-Filled Cupboard</i> with Barbara Robertson. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.</p>
<p>Barbara Robertson, now deceased, earned degrees in history from the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. She was also the author of <i>Wilfrid Laurier</i> and co-editor of <i>Ottawa at War</i>.</p>
<p>Elizabeth Jane Errington is currently dean of arts at the Royal Military College and also teaches at Queen’s University. Her research interests centre on life in 19th-century Upper Canada. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.</p>

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