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Early Voices - Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914

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

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Verlag: Dundurn
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 18.10.2015
ISBN/EAN: 9781459734708
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 100

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This selection of writings by twenty-nine women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, 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.
This selection of writings by twenty-nine 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 fisherman’s wife in Labrador. All of which demonstrate how women’s experiences helped shape this country.
Mary Alice Downie has written and edited twenty-eight 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.
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<br>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>.
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<br>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 nineteenth-century Upper Canada. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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