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- DescriptionThis selection of writings by 29 women, kwn and unkwn, 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 goverrs 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 caeing, and a German general's wife describes habitant customs. All demonstrate how women's experiences t only shared, but helped shape this new country.
- Author BiographyMary Alice Downie has written and edited 28 books for children and adults. Her many books include And Some Brought Flowers with Mary Hamilton, and The Well-Filled Cupboard with Barbara Robertson. She lives in Kingston, Ontario. Barbara Robertson, now deceased, earned degrees in history from the University of Toronto and Queen s University. She was also the author of Wilfrid Laurier and co-editor of Ottawa at War. 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.
- PublisherDundurn Group Ltd
- Date of Publication29/10/2010
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintDundurn Group Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight472 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byBarbara Robertson,Mary Alice Downie
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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