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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 ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published October 29th 2010 by Dundurn
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Feb 21, 2012 Emily-Jane Orford rated it 5 of 5 stars
I can remember Canadian history at school as being dull and unexciting. Thinking back, it's probably because all we studied were facts and a world dominated by men. Little did I know then, that women played a vital and exciting role in the making of this country. This book is an excellent collection of letters and journals written by some very extra-ordinary women who made an impact on the Canada we know today. Coupled with short biographies on the women, this book is an excellent resource as we ...more